I look at the date of my last post and I am amazed that a whole month has past and I didn't make one single, solitary post. I must admit, I have not made as much progress on my current projects as I had planned.
In the past few weeks I did take a couple of classes that I truly enjoyed. The first was Appalachian Spring a counted canvas project with Michael Boren and Carol Lake. I chose the Arabian Nights one of the nine colorways offered.
I just returned from Celebration of Needlework. While there I was able to visit with some friends I had not seen in a quite awhile. We had a great time together. I took 3 classes there Winter White with Eileen Bennett, Vintage Sampler with Julie Norton and A is for Acorn with Jackie du Plessis. Two whitework pieces and a fun Etui. Looking forward to getting those done.
Since our days are getting longer, I should be able to post some pictures by the weekend.
Most of my weekend stitching was spent on Rhapsody in Blue. I wasn't able to complete all of the stitching for the start of the finishing class today but I came very close. Even after reading the instructions I stitched one set of motifs over 2 that should have been stitched over 1. So I am having to stitch them a second time.
New Motto: Read directions (chart) twice or thrice (if necessary) stitch once!!
My other big stitching accomplishment was working on the house on Christmas at Hollyberry Farm.My first window has been framed in. Moving on to complete the top floor.
I also finished the stitching on my project for the blog hop sponsored by Jo that will be taking place on Good Friday. Stop back by for a link to see what everyone has created.
Several stitching friends and I, have signed up for Jackie du Plessis' Class offered by the Shining Needle Society. The project is Rhapsody in Blue. It's a very cute sewing basket, with a pinkeep and strawberry. We are to have the stitching complete and be ready for an online finishing instructions on the 18th. This is my progress so far.
The stitching on 2 of my SL Quaker Pincushions is complete. Yeah!! I am pretty excited about that. I have 2 more to go, I also need to get going again on Margery, she languished this week. I worked a little filling in the flowers.
Off to work on some Easter ornaments. Time is running out. Hope you are having a blessed day. Gwen
My house at HollyberryFarm now has a roof and I have started building the walls.
Margery Dean's honeysuckle border is growing.
The bunny from the tease in my last post is the main attraction on my latest finish Bunnies In The Garden. My biggest accomplishment in February was the assembly of this project that has been sitting around for too long. The assembly instructions were well written and easy to follow. I should never have taken so long to do the finishing. In addition to the three pieces in the char, needle roll, pinkeep and scissor weight, I stitched 2 additional bunnies and covered a retracting tape measure. The bunny on the back is over one.
Since then I have been roaming the stores looking for trim and embellishments for things in my To-Be-Assembled Basket. I am working on getting a few more projects out of this basket.Hope to have some more to share as the 2013 rolls along.