Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party!
This is the time of year when everyone around here says "can you believe the summer is over?" The weather here was perfect for me this summer - mostly not too hot, with lots of sunny days, and lots of rain. The grass was green all summer, we didn't get the usual city-issued water ration warnings, and there were no brown-outs from lack of electricity due to a high need for air conditioning.
I am very happy to announce that I finished the "Blooms, Bees & the Bluebird" stamp. It makes me smile to remember how optimistic I was (as I always am with new beginnings!) about starting and finishing a spring project IN the spring time! LOL
Here is my finished Spring Stamp SAL.
I love, love, love, super love this stitchery and have an idea to turn it into a wallhanging. Thank you to Melisa for this wonderful design!
And you know what a finished project means?!?!
Yes - a new start! I started another bird stitchery of course! This pattern is called Strawberry Faire by October House Fiber Arts. It was planned for my summer project to stitch during strawberry season, but I missed that window of time. It was also a SAL with Helen D last winter which is where I first saw the project.
I ordered the chart and threads from Cobweb Corner as Helen recommended. These supplies were expensive enough to send to Canada, so I didn't order the recommended linen. But I did get the hand dyed threads. I'm glad I tried them as I've only tried 1 skein of Weeks Dye Works thread before and I was curious. I am very happy to go back to my regular DMC which feels slightly smoother, is much cheaper, easier to store, and is easy to colour match perfectly.
My second start is a knitted washcloth for my first grand nephew. He is coming at Christmas and we are very excited! I am using the seed stitch heart pattern again as I really enjoy knitting this pattern.
And that's it for me this week! What are your hands creating? We love to see your slow progress and hope you will link up below.