I lost my blogging mojo this summer. It was a wonderful summer, visiting the husband for two solid months. Long-distance relationships are hard and lonely. Thank goodness for Skype. Today is the boy’s first day in a new school. We’re very excited about this school and hope it’s a positive change. Back to a routine that hopefully includes stitching and blogging.
I didn’t get much stitching done while we were gone. The light was bad in the husband’s apartment, and I didn’t want to buy a stronger lamp for the place. Then what excuse would I have?
Here’s what I managed to stitch:
Elizabethan Stitching Accessories by Talledo Designs.
I screwed up with my counting for the pincushion. I want to make it a mattress cushion, and thought it would be lovely to have the bargello side border. However, I counted terribly, and it’s too short. The worst part is that I don’t have enough of the silk left to stitch another border. I’ll have to stew about what to do for a while. *sob* 😦
After I got home, I stitched this (very slowly):
Live, Laugh, Love by La-D-Da
I’ve abandoned this. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with it, I just don’t love it. Surprising, when you consider how much trouble I went through to get this. I visited three stores before I found it. First store hadn’t received it yet, second store had no idea what I was talking about (!), and finally in Las Vegas (thank you, Stitcher’s Paradise!) I got the last copy. And now, I don’t love it. 😦 I’m not loving the green at all. OK, I’m not even liking it. It’s the third shade I’ve tried. I love the brown (CC Belle Soie Espresso). Love it. I like the pink (Watercolors Cherry). I thought I would love it, but I only like it. The green, not so much. I tried. I really did. It’s just not working.
I’m going back to other projects. I received my new fabric for CHS’ Shores of Hawk Run Hollow, and put about twenty stitches in. And I have other wips, not to mention smalls that need finishing. Enough to keep me busy without driving myself crazy.
Happy Stitching! It’s good to “see” y’all again.