Hello friends! It’s been a little bit. So much has happened in the last 2 months. I can’t even seem to recall it all at this minute, so I will write about my stitchy stuff 🙂 First, I am now caught up with the Chandelier SAL from AA Needleworks.
I am stitching this one 16ct Aida Winter Solstice from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. While the holographic thread doesn’t show up well on the fabric, I decided to go ahead and stitch with it, hoping that it will give some added shimmer to the beads. I believe that the last section is to be released on November 1, 2017, but not much has been posted in the group. I am also supposed to be receiving a bead pack from the designer, but haven’t received that either. I guess there are only 7 people that signed up for this one, but it really hasn’t been covered or updated well in the facebook group. I LOVE chandeliers, so I knew I just had to do this one.
Next up is the Mystery Sampler from Linen and Threads. I finished the October section yesterday.
I am stitching this one 16ct Aida Castleview from Silkweaver. I am using Sullivan threads “London Fog” and DMC 3888. This is an amazing sampler. I have loved every stitch of this one. You can still get in on this one, for FREE! All 11 sections (November was released a couple of days ago) are on the Linen and Threads website. And I hear the designer is working on one for 2018!!! And it will also be FREE! How generous and awesome is that?
Remember the Temperature blanket I was working on? Well, I have abandoned that project. It seems I still don’t have the hang of ending and beginning my rows without a pattern. So rather than tear it all out, I ended it and will figure out something to do with it. I really didn’t like the colors anyway, so no sweat on ditching that one. I have started “The Spicier Life Blanket” from Sandra at Cherry Heart Blog. I have the first section done.
I’m not sure I like the bottom colors, but hoping it will look better as a whole. Sections 2, 3 and 4 have been released, but I haven’t been confident enough to pick it back up as of yet. I hear there are some difficult rows in those sections and I don’t want to get frustrated right now.
I have also worked on the cowl I started with the Lion Brand “Shawl in a Ball. It is getting quite long.
This project has been deemed my “travel project”. So I pretty much have only worked on it in the car. I am nearing the end of the skein, so I may pick it up a bit more to get it finished. It has knitted up soft and I just love the colors. I can’t wait to finish it so I can wear it this winter, which is coming soon I hear. But, fall is still here and I will leave you with a couple of photos I took last week while hubby and I visited Northern Michigan to see the beautiful colors. The first day we were there was beautiful and sunny. After we had driven through the tunnel of trees for about 1/2 hour, it started raining. I didn’t get as many nice pictures as I had wanted. Instead, I chose to breathe in the beauty not behind the camera. And it was hard to get good pictures through the windshield of the car anyway.
This was the view from our hotel room. I wish it had been a sunny day, as the view of the bay was beautiful the day before. But here you can see the beautiful colors of the changing trees.
So what have you been up to lately?