This summer in Sydney has been unbearable with the hottest January on record since records began – which means you’ll generally find me indoors hiding from the heat and sitting in front of the electric fan the entire weekend. It’s been too darned hot to do much of anything else, and even my stitching chair is now covered in a towel to make it more comfortable and less hot to sit in … bring on Autumn, is all I can say!!
So what stitching have I managed to do so far? None of my WIPs have been touched since my last finish, but I have picked up some very small new starts to meet my SAL commitments in the two SALs I’ve joined this year. And here they are:
“Blue Snowman” by The Little Stitcher (2016 JCS Christmas Ornie issue) Stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast linen with recommended threads (DMC) but changing the brown nose to orange
“Merry Christmas to You” by My Big Toe (2016 JCS Christmas ornie issue) Stitched on 32ct hand-dyed Lugana by Countrystitch ~ colour Limestone with recommended DMC threads
“Boo!” freebie by The Prairie Schooler Stitched on 32ct sage green (?) mystery linen with recommended DMC threads
For the Hallowe’en SAL theme of “Moon”
This next finish was so much fun to do, but it took me a couple of nights to get back into a good ‘canvaswork rhythm’ – now I’ve finished, though, I’ve got the bug back to do another one … I think I’ll be heading back into the stash pile this week to drag out a bigger one to work on very very soon! It’s so much fun to work with other threads instead of just DMC cotton floss, not to mention the amount of pleasure I get from working different stitches again – it’s so addictive!
“Holly and Ivy” freebie by Laura J Perin Designs
Stitched on 18ct eggshell monocanvas with recommended threads