I had a pretty good week of stitching. Sarah Stuart is a very enjoyable project. Her colors are a little brighter than I generally stitch, but I'm liking them. Maybe I need some color to cheer up our typically drab winter days!
As unbelievable as it sounds, in the 10+ years that I have been stitching reproduction samplers, I have never done any stem stitches ... how can that be?!! ... and I have to admit I have a little bit of anxiety about stem stitches ... and there is a good amount of stem stitches on Miss Sarah. This week it was time to face the stem stitches.
I don't have the foggiest idea what I'm doing ... any constructive criticism/comments/helpful tidbits are welcome and very much appreciated. I still have quite a bit of stem stitching to do including two large trees at the bottom of the sampler. I suppose one way or the other I will conquer my fear and become a little more proficient ... we'll see ... fingers crossed!
This morning I started the verse ... most of it is over one! An hour or so later this is what I've got!
Oh dear, it's been some time since I stitched over one on 40 count! But I have my magnifying lamp, my +2.75 reading glasses, and the above mentioned sunshine to help me out today ... and Pittsburgh Penguin hockey on the television to keep me company! It will get done ... slowly ... but it will eventually get done.
I am absolutely loving being a part of the SL blogs. All your beautiful stitching is so exciting and inspiring! And speaking of excitement ... Marsha's "The Manifesto" ... oh, be still my heart!