All the stitching is done on Full Bloom. I’ve assembled it and now I have to get a frame for it. I really like it. I needed the needle painting practice in advance of my EAC Seminar class in a couple of weeks.
I’m taking Alison Cole’s Siennese Illuminated Treasure and Kathryn Drummond’s Bluebells. It will be this year’s “fancy” vacation. All together I will have three days of free time. Naturally I’ll be going to the ROM, the Bata Shoe Museum and the Textile Museum of Canada. Other touristy stuff as well but right now I’m just playing it by ear.
I saw this pattern on Elizabeth Almond’s site Blackwork Journey (it’s a freebie) and decided to work on it since I already have the fabric and threads. It’s a total of 36 small patterns released in blocks of 6 at a time. March is the first release of six patterns. I did the border outline for the full 36 patterns and am doing them in colour. I have a bunch of Weeks Dye Works, old Needle Necessities and other various over dyed threads in my stash so I am going to use those. Now when each block is released I can have a little mini vacation from whatever I happen to be working on at the time.
I got a notification that I have been blogging for 7 years. I thought “cool” I’ll go look at my first post. The pictures are no longer there. Seems that pictures from 2007 to early April 2008 are no longer there. They aren’t in my media library. I knew that had happened to my page about EAC courses but I didn’t realize it was an issue with my old posts as well. I’ll have to go through my pictures and fix everything. I don’t know when I’ll get around to it because I’d rather be stitching.
A little more progress on Santa. I haven’t stitched on it for a month now.
I got this for Christmas last year and haven’t gotten very far. I am going to start stitching on it more often now that the holiday season is getting closer.
Doing some Christmas stitching. There are three medallions in the centre…I’ve got one of them fully completed so far.