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!