Here’s my progress so far. The photo does not do this justice at all… the purple colors are really gorgeous in real life!
I have been working on His Name is Jesus for a few days now and loving it! This pattern is so easy to follow, quick, and fun. There is no backstitch or fractionals, and it only consists of three colors. I have decided to do shades of purple, because of a finished piece I saw online. I liked that better than any of the other versions of this that I had seen, and boy, are there a lot of them out there! It seems like everyone has stitched this. I am hoping I can get in a lot of stitching time this winter and get this done in no time.
Progress pics to come soon!
In 2015 my goal was to “stitch from stash” and get some things cleared out. I did stitch quite a few little cards, but I didn’t have as much fun as I would have if I had been stitching things I really wanted to make. So for 2016, my stitching goals are projects that I really want to do and have had on my to-do list for a while. Of course, I will never get all of these done this year. But these are the projects that have been in the back of my mind for some time now:
Pyramids by John Clayton
The Gods of Egypt from Mary Hickmott’s New Stitches issues 121, 122, and 123. Sadly I only have the first and third issues and have not been able to find issue 122 anywhere, even eBay. But I could stitch the middle and right side and stitch the left side portion later.
Charles from John Clayton’s Elegance series.
His Name is Jesus. This was a free chart I got online and I think I will use variegated threads for it.
A Summer Ball (almost 1/5 complete so far).
The deer in the woods, which I have been working on for years and really want to get done with.
Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I last posted. So much has gone on here, although not much of it was stitching-related. It started just before Halloween when my daughter Adrienne got strep throat. After that, there was so much sickness in this house. Our son Aaron got it the end of November, and then my husband Jim, and then me. Aaron was not responding to the antibiotics, so they switched his to something more powerful. Jim took his round but then had to take another round after that. And Aaron ended up getting strep again about 2 weeks after finishing his meds. During the Christmas holidays we lost power due to strong winds. We were without power for 4 days, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I actually did get some stitching in during that time, because there wasn’t much else to do. But I could only stitch when there was enough light in the front window, which wasn’t for more than a couple of hours per day. I finished my hedgehogs, but have not had a chance to sew them together yet. I then started working on the deer in the woods again, not because I love that project so much but because it would have been too difficult to find supplies for a new project in the dark! On January 3 we were without power once again, but this time it went out at midnight and was back on by the time we came home from church. The kids went back to school today, which means I can finally get caught up on some work. I suppose the Christmas tree should come down, but I don’t feel too motivated to do that yet.
Looking back on last year, I suppose I got a good amount of stitching done, considering my hectic lifestyle. I am hoping that 2016 brings even more free time so I can do what I love to do the most. Happy New Year!