Hi! I am still here, and stitching, packing, getting over a stomach virus and still cleaning out the basement. Hubby and I just about have the basement cleaned out in preparation for the waterproofing. Just a few pieces of smaller furniture left to bring up and the 3 bigger pieces that we won’t be able to bring up. Our garage is filled from floor to ceiling with lots of bins and boxes. A few weeks ago we had new gutters installed and for some reason we are now getting water in the basement when it rains. Ugh! We have never had water, just a damp carpet on one side of the basement. So one night, while hubby and I were both sick with a stomach bug, he had to go out at 10:30 at night to buy a shop vac. We were up until 1 am vacuuming up water. And we have bought a dehumidifier to help dry everything up. I will be so happy when this is all done with. And then we get to figure out if everything gets to go back into the basement. I’m almost to the point that it can stay an unfinished basement. We’ll see how long it will be until it is all back to normal.
Through it all, my stitching has been there to lift my spirits and take me away. So what have I been stitching on?
I finished the peacock on the 2019 Mystery Sampler from Linen and Threads.
I stitched the peacock in DMC 3810 on 16ct Aida Graceful Gray from Wichelt. I also finished the borders using Gloriana Silk Rain Forest. I love the colors in that thread!
I ran out of thread for the bottom middle block, but I have some on order and fingers crossed it will match what I have done. And I finished the March block in no time.
I am hoping I can complete this sampler with just the DMC 310. But if it turns out that I need to add more color, I can pull colors from the Rain Forest thread. I like the March block and wonder if all the blocks will be similar. So for now it is tucked away until the April section comes out. I have decided to work on some of my WIP’s and pulled this one out:
I love this piece and would love to get it finished. I completed the second block from the left and am working on the 3rd block. This is Passione Ricamo‘s 20th anniversary piece. I am stitching it on 16ct Aida Nantucket Sky from Fabrics by Stephanie.
I will stitch on this one until I finish the block I am working on and then pull another WIP out. I am hoping to finish a couple of projects this year.
This weekend I picked this up from the cross stitch store, all framed up by Way Cool Mats: Treasures of The Deep, by Shannon Christine Designs.
I thought I captured a good image of this one, but I didn’t. It really has a lot of beads. So much so, that in some angles it looks really gaudy, like in the top of the photo. And then from a different angle, it looks like the bottom of the image. Sometimes the mermaids get drowned out by all of the beads. I didn’t think there could ever be too many beads on a project, but this one I think may just have too many. I do love all the little mermaids though.
March 1 was my 7 year Blogaversary! I can’t believe I have been posting on this little ole blog for 7 years now! And I still love it. I just need to make the time to post more often. I will try this year 😉
So that is all I have for now. I do have a few knitting projects and crochet projects going on, too. I will post about them next time. So what are you stitching on today?