Life in quarantine is rolling right along here... with each day blending into the next. Our Governor is starting to loosen the restrictions a little each day, which is nice... because that means that our hospitals are getting back to normal. :-)
If I had an unlimited amount of resources (read $$$), I would gift each essential worker a vacation to a destination of their choice! Lord knows they all need some time to rest and destress! :-)
On the stitching front is a finish! These little Mill Hill kits are going to be a regular thing for me from now on! ;-) Once you finish all of the regular stitching... the beading can begin! This was my first beading experience and I can honestly say that not only is it an enjoyable process, but it certainly adds a nice sparkle to the design!
"Moonlit Treaters" was finished on May 13th. Mill Hill also makes frames to fit their designs. It was as easy as place the stitched piece into the frame, then back with a piece of foam core. I cut the foam core slightly larger, so that when pressed into the back of the frame, it fits tight and no glue is needed to keep it all in place.
Next was a Nashville Needlework Market 2020 purchase. This is a kit called "Sweet Finch" by Samplers Not Forgotten. I finished the stitching this afternoon. While both pieces are stitched using one strand of floss... the larger piece is "over two" and the smaller piece is "over one".
I'll admit that I'm not a fan of "over one"... and was tempted to just stitch it "over two", as there was plenty of linen included in the kit. BUT, I figured let's accept the challenge and give it a try! And challenge it was on 36 ct... so, I donned my regular readers OVER a pair of cheaters to be able to see the linen threads... it took some patience and some focus, but it was doable! And, I'm pleased with the end result. Over one looks nice... but, I won't be purposely seeking out over one designs any time soon! lol!
The kit also includes the backing fabric, trim, beads and ribbons needed for finishing... so, no excuse to not be back soon to show the completed pinkeep and fob!
I also did a little bit of stash enhancement... Lila's Studio, Kathy Barrick and Carriage House Samplings... Mmmmmm... I want to start them all now! :-) Progress pics soon!
It's not a post without pics of Berwyn... when he's not sleeping in my stitching box...
He's showing off on top of his scratching post!
Pet's are wonderful additions to your life and home! If you are considering adopting a cat or dog... or even a fish... please do it now (responsibly)! :-)
Until next time... stay healthy and keep on smiling!