Yesterday was the perfect day for stitching. I didn't have anywhere I had to go, nothing I absolutely had to do, so I enjoyed a lazy day of stitching! I worked on two pieces yesterday.
First, I had a new start, which should be my last new start of the year (for now anyway) - Magical Creatures Calendar from Cloudsfactory!
I'm doing the same thing with this piece that I did with my Zodiac sampler and switched out all the DMC for flosses from Mo's Sale, and the Weekly Dye Works threads I substituted for some of Mo's silks. Here is what I completed yesterday:
I'm stitching this on 32 count opal belfast in Diva from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie, and I'm doing the frames in Ramona silk from Mo's Sale. I was originally going to use another color silk, but it got lost in the fabric. I love the way the Ramona looks up close, and the sparkle of this is just wonderful! My plan is to work on all the frames first and then once they are done, I'll start filling in the months. I was both cursing this piece and reluctant to put it away all at once. Cursing because I had to frog the furthest left hand border not once, not twice, but THREE times because I screwed up on the counting along the bottom turning into the corner. And reluctant because I just love the colors on this and I'm so excited to see it grow. It'll come back soon enough!
Yesterday was also the day that the March portion of the Story Time Sampler came out, which was indeed Sherlock Holmes! I couldn't resist and ended up completing this frame last night. It's so adorable!
And here is the entire piece so far:
I love how this piece is turning out so far. It's great that the frames don't take all that long to complete, but it is kind of sad that I now have to wait until March 31st before I can pick it up again! Oh well, I have lots of projects to keep me busy until then!
Until next time!