It has been the week for new starts this week and I don't feel guilty at all! Lol! As I said in my last post Barb and I are putting our SB SAL on hold for a bit to stitch The Primitive Hare Christmas Carol Sock. I am stitching mine on 35 count superfine linen ( from Sew and So) which I have teadyed. I have to admit that I was in a panic as it took me a while to adjust to stitching on that count fabric and I was thinking what if my eyes are getting weaker and I can't stitch on it anymore:( Anyway once I got going it was fine and here is my progress. I have started in the middle so that I get it placed right on my fabric so this is the roof of Scrooge's house and it's a huge house so may take a while to stitch! Please excuse my bad photos today but it was rather dull when I took them.
My second new start of the week wasn't supposed to be started for a week or two yet but both Lisa and I were rather eager and I can stitch up the needlecase for LHN Travelling Stitcher anytime. So last night we made a start on Lizzie* Kate 6 Fat Men and here is my start. I'm stitching this on the recommended 32 count Amber linen but it's so stiff which makes it quite difficult to handle. Again I seemed to struggle to see it until I got going so I am now wondering if it's because they're linen rather than evenweave or maybe I just need my eyes testing! Having said that I'm fine stitching over one on 25 count and I can see evenweave fine.
On Tuesday I took Tra La La Duo Noel to craft club and lo and behold my poor bodyless sheep from the week before is now sporting a rather nifty looking body! I didn't get a great deal done in the 2 hours and I have to admit the way I was feeling I was close to getting up and coming home after half an hour.
The only other progress I have is on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary. These trees are going so much faster than I thought they would and I am now thinking of putting HAED Guardian on hold ( Not again I hear you say but I really think I'm just not a HAED stitcher anymore, at least not on a BAP) and concentrating on this for two evenings a week to get it finished ( so Barb and I can start TSG Glad Tidings with Jane Austen).
I am getting into Christmas/ Winter stitching now and Lesleyanne and I are going to SAL on Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler soon which I am looking forward to :) I got my chart out of my box and I'd already sorted some fabby when I was sorting it all out the other week. I just need to dye it:)
Don't forget there's still time to have a go at becoming part of the sisterhood of the travelling pattern in my previous post. It's open until Sunday but if there's no more interest ( I honestly thought there would have been more) I might choose a name earlier.
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