Two down-7 to go!
Since I finished the ornament I got to pick a new project and while I find it daunting to work on 40 ct. linen, I decided to jump right in and started Scarlet House's, "Coverlet Scissor Tray"....and I was amazed how far I got last night. Seems it's not as daunting as I thought. So now I've sectioned it into 5 sections and according to last night I should have this done in less than a week. Of course I should know better since nothing goes according to my schedule, once I state I have a schedule. But I like to set little goals for myself, although if I don't reach the goal I don't beat myself up, I just revise the schedule. I decided not to bring it to work since conditions must be right for me to work on 40 ct. (My stitchy chair, my Daylight with a magnifier, T.V., glass of ice water) So today I brought Summer Schoolhouse, Lesson #2 to work on and I'm stitching it on the large 20 ct, (I call it 16-18). I thought this series would look cute as pillows as well as pin cushions....so here I go again. Can't wait to start. Hardest part is matching colors since I'm using Pearl Cotton, using Weeks and DMC. In this case close counts. I struggled with this decision as I loved them as the pin cushions they are suppose to be as well, but large count won out. Brenda Gervais and Plum Street are my favorite designers for designs which work on the large count linen but I also love stitching their designs on 28 or 32 as well. But not everyone's designs work on large count for me so I always look at their new designs as possibilities for the 20 ct. linens. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Keep your needles moving stitchers....too many designs and not enough time in the day!