Last time I mentioned losing my stitching muse during Hurricane Irma. Guess what? She is still lost, out there floating around somewhere.
I have ZERO finishes to show you.
I’ve been slowly working on a few pieces. Some were already started and languishing in the UFO pile.
I have no photography skills. I have neuropathy in both elbows and both wrists, and apparantly I shake when taking pictures, even though it must be a very fine tremor. I apologize for the quality.
The Early Americans by Little House Needleworks, No. 6 Paul Revere
Borrrrrrinnnnngggg… This project is languishing due to lack of interest on my part. I just picked it up again this week and am in no hurry to get back to it. I think I may tear the border out. It remains to be seen.
A little progress on Quaker Gone Tropic. It’s still a fun stitch, but the aqua wave is rather long and gets to be … dull… to stitch. At least I can jump around, which you see I have been doing! One aqua strand at a time…
This is Lavender and Lace’s Celtic Winter. My husband suggested I stitch it to sell since I didn’t want the pattern any more and didn’t want to stitch it. Interesting? Heck no! Stitching for money is a waste of time. You get less than a penny per hour. I am trying to talk him into stitching it, if it’s such a great idea…
This is my start on Joan Elliott’s Our Lady of Guadalupe. Sorry for the weird cropping, but I didn’t realize the pattern was showing in the picture.
I actually picked at Heartland Sampler yesterday. It was kind of fun. I still hate the scratchy fabric though.
My Christmas stitch for 2017. Emmanuel’s Song. LOL Ugh… It was moving along fine until a couple of people told me the words were illegible. I have never been fond of the “new” Shepherd’s Bush font anyway, so I picked out a row of OVER ONE stitching. I then had to chart all the lines of words over again. Today I stitched the bottom row here in my own font. And what did those same people say? Suddenly they could read the other font. I was ready to bash my skull against a wall! It is staying as is. I will gradually rip out the offending font and replace it with my own. While ripping out the third line during school today, I raked my needle across my thumb, slicing it open. I washed it and put Benadryl gel on it, but it is still itchy. I am allergic to nickel. Needless to say I am ready to throw this thing…
I guess I am not getting much pleasure out of stitching lately. I know this, too, shall pass. This just seems to be a prolonged episode of stitching funk. I keep getting tempted to start some small freebies just to have a finish. Maybe it would boost my morale. Maybe? But I haven’t done that yet. We’ll see what happens as the new year rolls around.
If I don’t come back before next year, a merry blessed Christmas to you and have a wonderful, blessed, prosperous new year!