In my time away, I actually had a finish.
I stitched Royal Holiday on Johanna’s Large Stitch Mira. She turned out so Regal and elegant. The entire piece is just gorgeous and I have to say that I would have loved to have kept it for myself. One day I plan to stitch this design myself. Here is the piece in it’s entirety.
Last week I received this in the mail:
So I designated yesterday as “Ella Day”. Here is a close up of the design and if you know me, then you know why I had to start stitching on her right away.
Yes, she has a frog! She is the Princess and the Frog and her name is Ella. My favorite Princess and frog 🙂 So yesterday I started stitching Ella on Stephanie’s hand dyed Pandora 16 ct Aida. Here is what I accomplished yesterday on Ella Day:
Not much. Lots of yellows. But I had been itching to start something new and now I have to put her aside. I am currently stitching on Rachel’s RR and I have a couple of other projects that I need to finish and work on. But when I get bored with a design and need a pick-me-up, I will be pulling Ella out to give her some love. Thank you for visiting me to see what I have been up to. What are you working on?
Here is what I have accomplished this week in the way of stitching:
I had some yarn left from the pidge scarf I made here. So I made this neck scarf. I loved, loved this pattern! 4 rows are repeated over and over to get a look like cables. Every 4th row makes a hole, so instant button holes, as loose or as tight as needed.
I received this pattern free when I purchased some yarn at a shop while on vacation. I will be making more of these. It only takes about 100yds of a worsted weight yarn, so I was able to get 2 neck scarves out of the skein with a little left over. It would make a nice flower or embellishment for a hat or sweater 🙂
Next, I started Johanna’s Royal Holiday on her Large Stitch RR. I feel guilty for having it in my possession for so long and Johanna really needs to see how beautiful it is in person.
I am just starting on her face. I will show the entire RR when I finish it. It is truly a beautiful piece and I plan on duplicating it someday.
And last, my new look. I have decided to go quite a bit shorter with my hair. I had it cut about 6 weeks ago and it was a little difficult for me to go short. But I loved it and wore it wavy through the summer. But now that fall is here, I needed a new shorter look. So I took the plunge yesterday.
It’s very hard for me to take a picture of myself and I cut the top of my head off. Oh well. You can see my new short look. I think I look very business like. Hubby calls it short and sassy. I like it. What have you been stitching on this week?