The past month has been quite busy- a lovely vacation in Ireland, as well as many family and friend social occasions have left me with little time to stitch. What a sad story :)
But I assure you, all stitching time has been much appreciated and enjoyed! I'm usually a weekend stitcher, as night times during the week I'm lucky to have enough energy to watch a little TV and read a chapter or two. My eyes just don't read that linen so well at night- and they're usually tired from looking at the computer much of the day.
I am so enjoying watching everyone's progress and reading your blog entries. I want to make every sampler I see!
As you can see from the dent in my linen, I've gone back to using a hoop- and although I'd much rather be using a Millenium Frame(!), I 'm finding the hoop is giving me a better stitch. This is the largest stitching project I've ever attempted and I'm finding the sheer size of the linen a bit daunting. The hoop helps me focus on "the moment" instead of the magnitude.
Here's a close up of Jane so far:
Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Spring- and that lovely flowers will soon be returning your way soon. Here in the Midwest, winter has refused to go away- a dusting of snow overnight was the topper to what has been a very cold and unseasonable "spring".
And stitching on the deck...
Warm wishes to all- I have to go have a serious talk now with Frances about her priorities.