Monday, November 2, 2009

A New Start!

The start of a new week and a new month! Firstly, thank you to everyone for the kind birthday wishes - I had a lovely day!

Now, it's confession time - I stopped working on the Linda Gillum Christmas Stocking. I was very eager to finish it for Christmas, but as soon as I started stitching, I remembered why I stopped working on it the previous time! Beautiful as it may be, it is extremely tedious stitching with many fractional stitches, so the picture takes a long time to 'develop'.

So, there was only one way to get my stitching mojo back - a new start! It is 'Winter Wind' by The Prairie Schooler. It is not really a Christmas sampler, but with the theme and colours it is close enough! It should be a quick stitch - I hope :)
Here you can see how little progress I made on the Christmas Stocking - I didn't even feel like finishing the bear and he's such a cute fellow. I still love the design, so I'll probably work on it again - maybe during the year when it's not so close to Christmas.
That's it for now - hope to have more to show you next time :)
Enjoy the week and Happy Stitching!


Cath said...

Your new start looks lovely.
Hope you get to do the stocking at some point , it's a beautiful picture.
Take care , XXX

Piggitch aka Lynda Pace said...

Keep at it even if you don't finish it for this christmas it'll be ready for next.

Daffycat said...

Sometimes I'm just not settled enough for tedious stitching. Good for you switching to a more pleasing project. Both look fab though!

Unknown said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog.

I love the colors in your new Prairie Schooler piece!

I have a couple of projects that, tho' I love them, I hate stitching on them. So, I devised a rotation that spend 10 hours working on each and then I can go to something much more fun to stitch on - it worked and I have been able to get a lot done.

Enjoy your week.

Mylene said...

Great start on the Prairie Schooler project. Hope you get to finish the stocking piece as it's a beautiful design.

Ronel said...

Happy late Brithday! I do like your start and cant wait to see it finished.

Siobhán said...

Happy belated birthday! Good for you on the new start. Stitching is your hobby--work on what pleases you!

Vinniey said...

You have a beautiful blog and you have a lot of gorgeous works. Happy stitching on your Prairie Schooler project!