I just have not been moving fast enough and getting things I want to get done. I really thought by now I would have done the machine work to finish things off. Nope. Not happening. I really want to get the hand work done so I can do a bunch of the machine work. I have been working on the companion pieces for the box I made Katy. They are from the BBD book A Stitcher's Journey. I do highly recommend this book.
This is going to be a pincushion
The last ornament I did was by Primitive Hare. I did it on hand dyed fabric from Notforgotten Farm. The red thread is from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe called Best Cranberry, GAST Shaker White, Piney Woods. Dark Chocolate and Cresent Colors Roasted Chestnut. Other than the Best Cranberry, these are colors used in the other ornaments I did, for continuity reasons.
Have been looking at other blogs plans for the year. I guess I'm not much of a planner. I do for the most part get things done and don't have loads of WIP. I really only have one WIP left from last year and that is the Strawberry Hill project. I do plan on completing that possibly next...if I don't get my automatic shipping of the LHS Sheep virtues. I am very excited about those. Contemplated getting the Blue Ribbon Mystery Sampler first but decided I wasn't too sure about it. I wasn't really keen about the fabric. I know I could change the fabric. I guess it looks like a pretty steep investment and I'm not sure I will like the pattern. I will wait until it isn't a mystery anymore. I am awfully excited to start the Stacy Nash pattern that Katy got me for Christmas along with all the supplies. What a brilliant girl!!
Finally, I have been bitten by the Downton Abbey craze. I started watching season I on Netflix. I hope they will be adding season 2. I am DVR-ing the start of the new season. I think my husband is intrigued too.
Thanks for the great comments. The boxes appeared to be a hit. I am so glad you have all stopped by to check things out. I love hearing from you all.
Keep on Stitching