On the Cross Stitch stuff.
I have decided on my projects for the rest of this year. Well, for the time being anyway.
In addition to Books Reading Books (HAED), Pumpkin Swirl (Glendon Place), Gardens of London (Chatelaine), the Ink Circles, and all the rest, I have added a few more.
I want to do a couple of Halloween themed projects. These two patterns are from the September 2010 issue of Cross-Stitch and Needlework magazine. I plan to do these in DMC. Just what I need, more WIPs, right! I think that only bring me to 7 or 8.
Wicked Wanda: I am going to use a variegated thread for the border rather than all the color changes and because I am not that crazy about 'words' I will probably leave that off. For this project I decided to support my local quilt shop that carries DMC and Cosmo threads. It is quite a shock to pay so much for DMC floss but I need to do my part to keep the local shop in business. I suppose it works out since the pattern was relatively free from an old magazine. I am doing this on 28 count ivory Jazlyn.
Here is the progress so far:
This is a really fun project. She is turning out to be larger than I had anticipated and I am enjoying it.
Pumpkin Patch Quilt Shop: I want to do this for the local quilt shop here in town. The ladies there are so nice and supportive. They are always trying to get me to quilt! I am using a piece of 32 county DMC linen that I dyed myself during my dying phase.
Here is my progress so far:
I got a little carried away with the Halloween theme. I also have my first Alessandra Adelaide pice called Haloween Tree. I think I am going to do it on a 28 count linen from Dye Stitch Love called Key Lime. It was the April 2015 fabric of the month selection. It is a color I would not usually choose, so I thought I may branch out a little.
I may not get to the AAN this year. That should give me time to change my mind about the fabric!
I also decided to do a piece for each of the Grandgirls for Christmas. I decided to do a Nora Corbet Alphabet design for each of them. I will post them when the patterns and materials arrive.
That should keep me busy for the rest of the year!
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