Catchy title, huh? Last night I finished the letter “Y” to complete my JOY project. This one turned out just as cute as the rest. In the original conversion, there are no red beads, but I felt as if they needed some. In this one, I added the beads to look like she is blowing the peppermint like you would a dandelion. All the red beads look like “petals” falling off or magic from the peppermint. I wish I could capture the true color of this fabric, as it is a beautiful shade of green, but as much as I tried (with all 3 letters) I just could not get it right.
So here is my completed JOY all together. Such sweet, sweet fairies. And all together, it took me only 32 days to stitch them all! So if you are looking for a quick project, this is it! My first Christmas piece to hang in my house during the holidays. I cannot wait to get them in for framing. In case you are seeing them for the first time, they are Nora Corbett’s fairy letters. I stitched them on 16ct Aida Sage, from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie and I used the conversion from The Rocking Horse.
So now what am I going to stitch, you say??? Can you believe I have already started a new project? Yep, a few night’s ago I put the first few stitches into a new project. It is a SAL Sampler and can be found at Linens & Threads. And guess what??? It’s FREE!! Now I have never done a sampler before as I am not a sampler kind of gal. But this one really appealed to me. A new section will be introduced at the beginning of each month. You come up with your own fabric and thread colors and do whatever you want. My scheme was determined by the only piece of fabric that I had that was big enough. It is 16ct Aida Castleview from Silkweaver. I have decided on doing all the stitching in DMC 310-black. Here is my start:
I am already second guessing my choice of black threads because I can see the fabric in between the stitches. But I am going to stick with it. My fabric is blue and gray and cream, like sky. Black was the first thing that came to me. I will see how I like it as I go on. If you are interested in doing this one, the January and February sections are on the website. There is also a facebook group you can join; Linens and Threads – Mystery Sampler. There are so many beautiful versions of this on there. Some using variegated threads, all one color, silks, everything!
This last week has been a week of seeing all kinds of new projects I want to start. The sampler, a Temperature Blanket, an Afghan, an Owl blanket. I have started the sampler, but I see a Temperature blanket in my future. Like as soon as I can get yarn 🙂
So, what new projects have you started or want to start? Or are you being good and working on WIP’s? I’d love to hear all about it 🙂