Poor neglected blog...yes, this was the subject line of a recent email that I received from the Mad Tatter. I visited her twice this weekend and both times she told me that she had checked for an update and was disappointed that there was no update. So here we go!
The past two months have been busy. I’m working from home and find that I spend even more hours working than I did when I went into the office everyday. Doesn’t leave much time for stitching. I took pictures today of the projects I have been working on though and was surprised at how much I’ve actually done.
Around the Memorial Day weekend I got the patriotic stitching bug. I started Summer Jubilee by Blackbird Designs. I’m stitching on 36 ct 18th Century Blackbird and I don’t mind the dark linen at all. The linen color in the first photo is more accurate.
Squirrel...sometime in June I got distracted and started another patriotic piece. This one is from Plum Street Samplers...A New Constellation. Using all the called for linen and threads. Love stitching this one.
Another squirrel...I was looking for something that would be easy to stitch on while visiting with my mom, so I started this Blackbird Designs piece after seeing Abibellastitch (flosstuber) stitching it on this Weeks Straw checked linen. Loved it so much I couldn’t stop.
Revisited patriotic stitching by pulling out Star Spangled Spectacular from Brenda Gervais. I’m not a big fan of over one stitching, so I stitched mine over two on 40 ct Vintage Pearled Barley.
Squirrel again...some of the flosstubers were going to start Flag Folk on the 4th of July. I just happened to have it in my stash; I had purchased the Country Sampler conversion on 36 ct. Picture This Plus Murky. Just a small start...
This past week, I have been working on the Perennial Pinwheels from Hands on Design. I will be meeting up with a friend in August who has hers all stitched and we are planning to finish them together. These two are almost finished. Ten more to go. :)
Now you are all caught up! And you have this lady to thank (included are some pictures of her recent tatting!)