Hello and Good Morning!
Yesterday ended up being such a nice day - hoping yours was too! I managed to do 3 loads of wash, cleaned two bathrooms (including floors on my hands and knees!), picked up books from the library, wound 2 skeins of yarn, knit a little, read a little, went through stitching stash and between all of that managed to do a little work. Ha! I keep thinking how much less I used to accomplish in a day (Monday through Friday) when I had to go to the office every single day. Working from home is the best thing ever! It is my Pandemic Silver Lining.
Anyhoo, on to the stitching since it is Tiny Needle Tuesday, or TNT. I managed to get quite a bit done. First I finished the border motifs at the bottom and stitched in the last creature - a bird of prey!
Love the beak on that bird. Then I decided to continue and stitched my middle initial (E) in a color different than the other letters.
There was still time, so I stitched my other two initials (V, L) and then added the year which I stitched over one,
And before I knew it on Sunday I had finished this piece!!! Woo-Hoo!!
I truly love this piece. I am also truly happy to have it finished. The last two border motifs at the bottom (yellow and green) gave me such "problems!" I had to rip back on both of them due to being just one thread off.
Here are the details:
- Pattern: Autumn Forest Quaker by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg.
- Linen: 36 count vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens
- Threads: DMC
And that is why some of yesterday was spent going through my stitching stash. I've picked out two pieces and will work on one or both...but I had to order some threads which hopefully won't take too long in coming. One piece will be done in Crescent Coulours Belle Soie silks and the other will be done in a combination of Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works overdyed flosses.
When going through things, I discovered I still have some patterns that I have stitched. Believe me, I will not be stitching them again! Once done is enough. I'll be doing a post listing various charts that I have and no longer want. I'm happy to send them off to anyone - more to come on that another day.
Today I am going to the office. My boss, Bill, is also going in and yesterday I cut a bunch of rhubarb from the garden to take to him. He and his wife Sue love rhubarb so I always share the bounty from our garden. Then I have that pesky conference call at 1:30. I actually may be able to knit during this one!
Time to fix another cup of coffee, wake up Fletch and gather my things to take to the office. Have a great Tuesday!