Spring isn’t usually a big deal here — rainy season returns at some point and the humidity increases exponentially. So far it has been very dry — there are lots of fires throughout the state. At our house, spring colds are making the rounds, and with the dry air, nosebleeds. We have 3 cool mist humidifiers and even they aren’t enough to combat this extremely dry weather.
I have been stitching, although I took two days off completely. I managed to break a toe about eleven days ago so there hasn’t been much I have felt like doing!
I started “Hello Spring” by Plum Street Samplers. All the flowers were in shades of brown except the blue one. Because my fabric was lavender swirl Jobelan, I changed a few of the colors.
This took 3 days to stitch. It was a fun project! I have more PSS charts but they are much bigger patterns. Right now I have enough big projects in the UFO pile.
Keeping the Spring theme going, I stitched Bent Creek’s “Spring Row.” This was another 3 day stitch. I dyed the fabric myself — I couldn’t find the called-for fabric anywhere. It is 32 count linen.
I managed to fully finish a couple of projects. I forgot to take pictures of Bunnies Galore, but here is Long May She Wave from Little House Needleworks.
I have Land of the Free nearly fully finished except for the cording.
You can see my plans changed, as they often do. Yesterday I started Moon and Back from Heart in Hand. I don’t think I will make it a birth sampler. I am thinking that this should be a 4 or 5 day project. Yesterday I worked “nd more than all”, the sheep, and most of the owl. I also finished Spring Row yesterday. We’ll see. I have three sewing projects ready to go, but one requires hand sewing. I worked on it for maybe 5 minutes the other day and that was enough to take several layers of skin off one finger. (I am allergic to nickel.) And I’ll admit that I *hate* sewing.
My school project (Little Sheep Virtue) is nearly finished. Just the sheep remains. But my son missed 3 days of school last week due to sickness, so not much was accomplished there.
Plans? I am reluctant to say anything! Just stay tuned…
Enjoy your stitching! That’s the most important thing — stitch what makes you happy.
Until next time…