Saturday, August 29, 2009

updates and 2 new starts

I haven't posted for a long time because of the move. The family has settled in and I have set up my special little stitchy spot. It's comfy, has great light during the day and my ott light during the night. A perfect table nearby for my cuppa and my stitching frame. I love it!

So despite the move I have been stitching and had a bit of stash enhancement. One thing I got was the new pattern by La De Da designs; live laugh love, which is one of my new starts. Of course, I changed it up, this time pretty dramatically. I'm stitching it on a bit of hand dyed linen from silkweavers and the deep blue just called for a bit of color change in the pattern. I'm using different shades of dark blue and green and subbed white for the dark red

I've also been working on Growth rings, adding in the second color - I really like how it's blending and complimenting the first color.

My BSB (Best Stitchy Buddy) and I have had several late night stitchy sessions and now that schools back in we'll have a bunch of time during the day and I am so excited! We are working like mad to prepare ourselves for our first ever SAL. We are going to be starting the Mary Wigham sampler together. This is a BIG project for both of us, but we thought we'd tackle it together and should be ready to start on the 1st of Sept. We are using the same fabric, but not the exact same threads, so it should be fun to see how they turn out. No updates on Alla Turka or my little sampler at this time, not because I haven't worked on them, but I have no pics right now, so I will update again next time. Happy stitches!