More construction (new bookcases & carpet), more hassles (getting Medicare setup), more running around (PT appointment), and I’m pooped. It feels as if every day gets taken up in little things that end up taking hours. As a result, I can’t get much going because I only work in little snippets of time during most of the day. By the time I get a good stretch of time to work, it’s 4 or 5 or 6 and I’m worn out.
I can claim two good things though! First, I did a major cleanup of my office. Books are on shelves, I finished finished three pieces, canvases are put away & the floor is clean. I still have to put away threads, but at least they are contained, so I can do that bit by bit. Second, over the weekend I finished three projects. I thought I would share them with you.
At the top of this article is the finished 49 Mile Scenic Route I’m stitching for my daughter. The canvas is from One Part Whimsy and is on Etsy. You saw it a few weeks ago in my review of Sea Grass. I used that thread for most of the sign, Thread Gatherer Silken Pearl for the blue background. Pearl cotton for “49 Mile,” an unidentified stranded silk for the orange, and DMC Linen Floss for the black. I like how Alternating V’s make a nice background.
Monday night I finished this Planet Earth wallet with one of the designs for Bargello Luggage Tags. It uses three shades of Gumnuts Poppies, a hand-dyed thread from Australia that uses the same base thread as Impressions.
Finally, there is the small needlepoint canvas that was last week’s background canvas. To go with the oblique background on the One Part Whimsy canvas has letters and borders using Silk & Ivory. The border is Oblique Continental to echo the oblique shape of the background stitch.
Currently, I’m stitching a simple Bargello round and new stars. I’m finishing up a Poppy scissors case and finishing the Gingko leaf ornament. With the projects here finished, I am hopeful I’ll get more done this week.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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