Not a lot to report, but here goes.
What I've accomplished this month:
1) I finished another small - the gingerbread house design in my last post.
2) Started another small, should be finished and posted in my "Smalls" post later this month
3) progress on "Family Treasure III" (just a wee bit, but something nonetheless!)
5) "Fairy's Gate" is finished except for one color of petite MH beads - my LNS ordered them, but got the wrong ones, so that is still on hold.
And now for Measi's monthly question:
If money – and time – were not limiters, what projects would be on your stitching bucket list?
Is "all the projects" an option? Hehehe
But seriously, my ridiculously huge stash got that way because I intended to stitch everything in it! Every time I try to make some sort of prioritized list, it gets out of control. So if I had all the money and time in the world, I'd fill my days with stitching, experimentation in the kitchen, and a sprinkling of exercise here and there. I'd have new finishes - both smalls and larger projects - on a regular basis, not just once in a blue moon (speaking of which, I think I have a pattern of that...). I often dream of a stitching/craft room filled with pieces I like - Rosewood Manor's "Spring Quaker," Passione Ricamo's "My Lady of the Snow," Shepherd Bush's "Shepherd's Earth," and couple other large designs, filled in with smaller pieces, baskets of smalls, and ornaments hung on tree-style displays. I also want a mermaid-themed half-bath. With no shower, there would be no moisture issues! I have a couple pieces I'd love to stitch for that, another eclectic mix including a Mirabilia or 2, X's and Oh's "Mermaid Fair," and some older more primitive sampler pieces from my stash.
I actually need the time more than the money for all of this - I might need to buy some floss and embellishments, but all of these patterns I already own and I certainly have some fabric stash to use up!
After monkeying with the shells and beads some more, I decided to take them all off... ...and I think I like it best this way. I did add...
Related to my latest finish - it is stitched on 32-ct. linen. I started out stitching with 2 strands of floss, but quickly decided that I d...
...or you will end up frogging a whole bunch of over-one stitching. Grrr. So there is no progress pic on the cowboy piece today, because I...
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