It's Friday again!
You know how I can tell?
It's garbage day here at the Lake.
One day seems to run in to the other when you don't have kids to send off to school and when you don't have an alarm clock screaming at you Monday through Friday.
I have some stitchy news for this week. I've been trying to spend more time in my big girl chair with needle in hand. It's not so good for the ever growing girth of my backside but it is nice to show some progress at the end of the week.
I finished Crimson Vine by Primitive Things
I changed the thread colors a bit. The red heart shaped things were designed to look like leaves, I think. I thought they looked more like hearts so I chose a shade of red for them.
I never get through a charted design without a few mistakes. I gave in to that fight a long time ago. I used to insist that every crossing thread be in exactly the charted spot but I was only driving myself crazy. I think there is an extra space between the two rows of letters. I'm OK with that. In fact, I think I like it better that way. That might be the only "mistake" I made. Not sure, but I'm not going hunting for more. I'm very happy with the way I turned out and the colors I chose. In fact, my version looks a little on the patriotic side and ya'll know that blows my skirt up!
I picked up Great Is The Faithfulness by My Big Toe Designs again. I am using one thread over two. This linen is most likely 40 count. I haven't checked it but is sure is tiny!
Again...I chose my own colors for this one. The linen is a pretty green and I'm not usually a fan of any shade of purple but I like it here. The smaller words in the verse are WDW Stepping Stone. The flowers in the border are stitched with WDW Williamsburg Blue.
I only need to finish up the border and she's done!
This brings up a question I have for all you stitchers out there.
When I have a pile of WIP's in my basket I lose track of the details of what I'm using for each project. I have them all in individual zippered bags but I don't write down the specifics of what type of linen it is or the count of it. Back when I used to only work on one thing at a time it wasn't as difficult to remember those things. Do you write these details down and keep it with each project? Do you have a book that you write that in? What other details do you journal about your stitching? I am always looking for better ways to keep these things organized. I would like to keep track of start and finish dates but I always forget to write that stuff down! The only way I can try to figure it out is to hunt for the pictures I may have taken on the computer and look for the dates.
That's it for this week. I hope to have another finish to show off very soon. I also need to get busy on framing a few things. That will be an all day project here. I am waiting for more self confidence to build up before I tackle that one.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today.