This project was so much fun to work on. The floss seemed different from the floss in the previous Dimensions kit I just did. It seemed less smooth and shiny, and reminded me more of DMC’s now discontinued linen floss. It also didn’t fray and get knotted the way the previous Dimensions kit floss did.
I love doing French knots, and this project had several of them. It also had Turkey Work stitches for the tassels (which were cut instead of being left as loops).
Project number 2 from my Hobby Lobby clearance haul has started! I love the bright colors in this one although they are not quite the same as pictured in the kit photo. The blue is much more green than in the photo.
We have a finish! Being sick for a week didn’t help, as I could barely get out of bed. I certainly didn’t have the ability to focus on stitching. But I finally got over the worst of it and took a couple of days to do nothing but watch TV and stitch. Whenever I get sick, I have the habit of trying to get back to doing my normal routine too quickly, and then I have a setback and end up being sick longer than I should have. So this time I decided to take it easy for a couple of extra days. Luckily no one else in the house got sick, and I’m wondering if I just wasn’t in a really bad flare instead of being “contagious” sick. I feel like my inflammation levels were super high and I just needed tons of sleep. My husband thinks it was actually the physical therapy exercises I have been given to do at home that caused me to be out for the count… I sure hope not because I’m depending on those exercises to get my pain levels down a notch.
I still have to mount this in the hoop that came with the kit but it is pressed and ready to go. I think I will move onto a new project and then finish off a bunch of things all at once.