I have been working on LIttle House Needleworks Farm House Christmas.
I have recently finished Part 6 Pinewood Far and Part 7 Cock-a-Doodle-Doo.
The hardest part is the white border.
I've been working on the last part border, then the fun can begin.
I have started this project three times.
First as smalls but, then I saw it done as a bell pull and decided that was spectacular.
Then I started it as a bell pull but, the fabric was too light and the white completely disappeared
So, I mixed up some dye a little darker than natural linen and the white shows up well but, CC Pebble Beach did not so I changed it to a VMSS Cocoa, a medium bown which is working quite well.
I often use my refrigerator to hang the pieces on to photograph.
The first 7 parts
Once I have the borders done, the fun part really doesn't take long.
I broke my favorite coffee cup Sunday cleaning it out to use again.
I got it at the Stitching Bee at least 15 years ago. It has served me well and I shall miss it.
To me it was the perfect cup. I like my coffee hot and it held the right amount, usually drinking it all before it got too cold.
I will get over it.
How pretty are those colors!
I am really looking forward to trying them out on the right piece.
That sums it up.
Things have slowed down at work for a little bit.
I don't anticipate it will last for long.
I have been busy doing continuing education and trying to get my FSA account straightened out
The other thing I have been up to is trying to strip some laundry to get pink residual dye out of my white shirts that bled from a shirt of Bob's..
The timer just went off so I'm going to finish that.
One more thing, I have a new guilty pleasure: Youtube Channel Bros of Decay.
I think the main guy is from Belgium?
They climb into abandoned houses in Europe and he makes up stories, doesn't exactly get thing right such as a classic hinged sewing table a "tool box for the man" but, found buttons inside.
Nonetheless, it is interesting to see what the inhabitants just walked away from or died.
Have a great week
Keep on Stitching