Thursday, April 04, 2013

Are you sure it's Spring?

The longer hours of Spring turned into longer days but Winter just did not get the message and overstayed its welcome for another week or longer. The cold winds. The cold rains. Too much cold for my taste. I stayed indoors with my stitching and heat! I am ready for those warm birdwatching Spring days now! We even had a little bit of snow and sleet today!

Without any delay I will jump right in and show off my most recent finish, Needleworker by LHN. I love the crow, the needle, the thread and the berries! This piece will look right at home on my sampler/sewing wall. I stitched it on 18 count Vintage Country Mocha Aida and used the threads that came with the pattern. It took longer to finish than I had expected since I was interrupted by a case of "life happens" again.

I have plenty of LHN patterns but Needleworker is my first LHN finish! Have you ever noticed that you seem to stitch one designer's patterns more than any other? I do. I try not to but each time I see something new by this designer, I have to stitch it!

Since I finished a piece, it is time for a new start! I know exactly the one I want to do. Sarah E. Schall by Heartstring Samplery. I am still gathering everything. I will take pictures once I get far enough along. I don't like to work to work on more than one at a time but I have been itching to start on Sampler Folk by CHS, too! I may just start both of them if I can talk myself into it.
I am using one week per month to work on several WIPs that have been sitting in my basket for a year. I may not get much done within that week but even a little bit is better than letting them sit un-stitched for another year!
Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart! Thanks for stopping by!