As Christmas approaches, my stitching time has been limited. As of yesterday, I believe I am finished with all my shopping...gifts are under the tree and now I can breathe a bit more easily.
I got a Christmas surprise this week. My sweet reader, Miriam who is from the Big State of Texas sent me a pair of scissors with the Texas Blue Bonnets scattered across the snips. Thank you so much Miriam, when I use them I will think of you.
Another surprise was the release of Winds of Autumn by Blackbird Designs. Well I can see that my plans to stitch on what I have in my stash have flown out the window. Thankfully the Needlework Market will not be held until May this year so maybe I will not be too tempted until my birthday month.
My rotation now consists of two days of work on each project in turn. I started with Two Red Houses by Little House Needlework.
Then I moved on to Alas by Lindy Stitches. I got all the words done now to complete the borders.
And finally I worked on Easter Parade. This one will be done in time to display it at Easter 2021.
Last night I started working on Feast of Friendship and I think it is just my favorite piece of stitching as it is so pretty with the vibrant colors of floss to keep me interested.
A couple of questions to answer....
Georgia asked how I store my charts. Well I have one of those plastic file boxes that really is not very big. I have the charts sorted by Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Farm charts, Christmas ornaments and last but not least, all my Prairie Schooler chartss. I routinely go through my file to see what I might be able to donate to North Alabama Stitchers for their door prizes and sometimes I do a give away here at Nanaland. I am trying to be realistic about what I want to stitch. BlackBird Designs is my new favorite where I used to really enjoy Plum Street. I seem to change my tastes regularly. I was sharing with my friend, Meg, that I have come to like samplers. I have a lot of pillows for my dough bowls and how many seasonal things do you really NEED? I do plan to stitch a few more farm related designs for Grimmwood however. And as I type this I am thinking, oh well, I will probably have to eat these words.:)
Robin was very sad that I did not get any stitching done at Grimmwood on our last visit due to a lack of a q snap. Oh I was very sad too. Robin suggested having a stitching bag that stayed at Grimmwood. Well Robin with a red face I must say that I do have a bag I leave at Grimmwood but I only had one q snap in it and I took it home with me by mistake. Now I am taking three q snaps to Grimmwood and hopefully I will not have that problem again.
Our North Alabama Stitchers Thanksgiving exchange was so fun that we are doing one called Stitchy Love for Valentines Day. I have been busy looking for a small project that meets my partners desires. She said she loves Red and Prairie Schooler...likes the Prim style most of all. I think I found the perfect chart on ETSY and it is a digital download so I plan to get started on that project soon. These little exchanges have been mood lifters in this covid year.
I will be back next Saturday but I do plan to take a blog break from Dec 21 to 31. Its good to pull away from the computer to enjoy the season with the family. You can be sure I will have lots of pictures to share when I return in the New Year.