04 January 2011
Hope Perches--Day 3 Start
This is my start for yesterday, "Hope Perches" by the Sampler Girl. I am using HDF on DMC marbled blue aida. Right now, it doesn't look like much, but I think, when I'm done, it will look fresh and springy. I think I am going to make a pillow out of it, like the one on the pattern, with a brownish wool or velveteen for the front, and my robin fabric on the back. It's a fun stitch.
I have chosen to work on BC Winter Row for Day 4. It's been kicking around my to-do pile in kitted up form for almost 4 years, so it's time to get it done. From past experience, the Row charts don't take that long to stitch up, and I'm doing this with DMC floss, so it should be a quick, fun stitch.
I know I'm probably not doing as much stitching on these as the other participants. I have to admit I don't work on them on all day or evening long. I start them, then go back to my WIP, an ornament from the 2000 JCS issue that I'm doing for the Brides' Tree SAL. I don't want to lose momentum on that one, and it is creating a bit of continuity while I keep jumping back and forth. I'll focus more intently after January 15th.
I've been finding some older finishes at my mom's lately. I will try to post pictures of them one of these days. If I do say so myself, I did some pretty impressive things in my younger years, before I let myself know stitching could be intimidating, LOL. This is the year I'll get those finally framed and up on the wall.
Thank you for the help with where to find the rotary cutter. I know where to look now.
Updated: I have had some questions about the floss I'm using for Hope Perches. It's Hand-Dyed Fibers in Robiness and Midnight. "Feathers", "Hope" and "Soul" will be in Robiness with the other wording in a matching color, the name of which escapes me. The birds are Midnight with French Artichoke feet. Sorry!