Sunday, 5 February 2017
A bit of this, a bit of that.
A short post today, partly because it felt really odd not to have written a blog this weekend. It's been a good week for stitching. I've had a start and a finish (which I will save for GG) and made very good inroads into one of my Focus Finish February pieces for Theme-Tas-Stitch. I decided to go with the biscornu and after a good session on it yesterday I have around 200 stitches to go. It's hard to see the stitching on the back but it's there! Then it'll just be the making up. I am on for a finish today. I'll be going back to Twelve Days after. I don't think I can get a finish by check in on the 21st but it's possible I could have a finish by the end of the month.
I did a little bit of work on my smalls piece too which is another pair of the earrings from Cross Stitcher magazine and sorted all my threads out! I usually do a re-order of threads each year to top up my set of DMC. I only need 17 this year, which clearly goes to show I didn't stitch a great deal last year and what I did was the big Anchor kit. I'm not complaining as I only have a tiny stitching budget so it all helps as I want two large pieces of fabric for Elizabeth Shepherd and the Cityscape from last months WOXS.
So amongst the big thread sort out and a ton of stitching I framed two pieces from the box of shame. I did go for the easiest two but it's two never the less...
The Giraffe was a Kincavel Krosses design and stitched about 4 -5 years ago.
The Game of Thrones one I stitches about 2-3 years ago and was a design by a seller on Etsy, but I can't remember who. I brought inexpensive frames from Tiger for them and framed them quite quickly. The GoT one has a crease that no amount of ironing would move!
So that is it for today. I'm going to sort some charts for printing and then get back on the stitching.