Thursday, January 21, 2016

Square One

Red Velvet Inscription Sampler by Blue Ribbon Designs is my big project for this year. I bought it almost a year ago and progress has been so slow. It's my first project on 40 ct. and I haven't adjusted to it very well. But when I picked it up this time, I used a different needle and everything changed for the better! I even got a start on the next square just to finish out the evening's stitching time.

Organizing seems to be the thing to do this time of year and I've been doing a little bit here and there. I found some old wips in a bag and last night I pulled one out to work on.

This is Victoria Sampler's "Rose Garden" from the Beyond Cross Stitch Series. You can see there's quite a bit stitched and since I didn't see any glaring problems, I spent some time on it. After stitching on 32 ct and 40 ct, this 28 ct seems huge!

While stitching last night I watched A&E's War and Peace that I had DVRed. Like Downton, the sets and photography are lovely, and Lily James (Rose) is featured. Since actually reading War and Peace isn't something I've been able to do, I thought watching this mini series might be a decent substitute.

The weekend is coming, but first I have Story Hour Friday morning with my preschoolers and must get the craft ready and the flannelgraph figures sorted out before settling in to stitch tonight. Then next week Gary and I have a trip I need to get ready for - that means laundry!


Sherry said...

Lovely projects. There is no way I could stitch on 40 count. You must have very good eyes.

viv said...

Beautiful stitching as always, but a trip? How exciting. Do tell. We're preparing for a blizzard. (That's 2-4 inches here and some ice.)

Vickie said...

I am so glad a different needle made it easier for you.
Rose Garden is lovely. Too lovely to sit undone.
An upcoming trip! Hope it is a great one!

Amy said...

These are both so delicate and pretty!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching, I'm watching War & Peace too :-)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Very pretty WIPs. They are both sp feminine and delicate.

Brigitte said...

Great stitching on your new project. I love stitching on 40ct fabric, good that the new needle made the difference for you.
Wasn't it like stitching on something new when you continued on your old WIP? That's the good side when we find an old stitching piece again, at least that happens to me when I pull out something that has been neglected for years.
Enjoy your trip.

Mylene said...

Lovely projects you are working on.
Happy weekend!

Julie said...

We are watching W&P too.
Pretty whitework stitching and such a lovely design you 'found' again.

Lindsay said...

I have red velvet on 40 count as a PHD!! Planning on making it a weekend project at some point this year.