Then, of course, since August hits next week I spent a couple of days getting my Year of Celebration-August from Hands on Design done. 8 months down, I can say without a doubt I will be stitching all 12 months. I really enjoy these fast stitches and again, trying to figure out how I can add a little something to make it pop. I stitched on 32 ct. PTP Pampas linen. The green is so pretty and the overdyed look was perfect for August and the fibers really worked well with the linen. I did use the colors shown, however (and you knew there was going to be a however) I did use black beads for the ant's body. I stitched the legs as shown, but then attached 3 beads for the body. Not a big difference, but they do now pop off the linen just a little bit more. I also used WDW s Collard wool as the backing to compliment the green linen. Such fun and again a 2 or 3 day project.
So now I'll spend a couple of days on Shores of Hawk Run before I find the next project to start, although I've been eyeing up the Halloween banners from Hands on Design, I've got the Sampler Santa started, Blackberry Snowman is 3/4 done, and I'm thinking about Erica Michael's stitching strawberry. Choices, too many, not enough time. Then Sara asked if I could help one of the designers out by stitching a piece which I would then return to the designer and she's assemble it for a class here. Since this has to be done first, I will be doing that first as soon as Sara has the Gloriana for it. Apparently Sara is still mulling it over...ugh...I need it ASAP or I'll panic. In any case I can't reveal that so I'll just mention it in passing. Anyway, my plate is full so how's your stitching coming along? Hope you are getting something done....I'll keep you posted on my progress...talk to you soon. Have a great week!