Last night I had to exercise a little flexibility. I had a planned birthday start for Chad’s birthday for 2021 and, as you might have guessed, it was from the Winds of Autumn booklet, and the chart is Mighty Acorn. When I didn’t think I was going to find the chart, I pulled out For the Love of Nature by Teresa Kogut, which was the scheduled birthday start for Chad’s birthday in 2022. After finding Winds of Autumn, I looked at Mighty Acorn and For the Love of Nature and decided For the Love of Nature is a better start for now. I will move Mighty Acorn to Chad’s birthday 2022.
I was determined a day was not going to pass that I didn’t make at least a few stitches to . . a few stitches were stitched – about 120 stitches!
The fabric is the September, 2021 club fabric from XJuDesigns and since this is not a photo of an actual chart but a computer generated image, I had no idea what linen was going to work with the colors Teresa chose. It’s easy to manipulate the fabric color on the computer to make it all work well together – not always so easy in real life with real fabric and real floss.
After stitching the heart, I started on the leaves or whatever that next little motif might be. My fabric is more yellow than it appears in the photo and that Caramel floss was not showing up well at all. I did the inside of the heart and it looked like there was no stitching, which was ok inside the heart but that’s the same color used on the deer. Since he’s kind of a focal point, I wanted to him at least show.
Sorry for the blurry picture. The Pumpkin Pie was a little too orange but I think the Ye Old Gold is working great and will also be great for the deer.
It’s probably a rather far fetched idea but I would love to finish the top border today and get started on the right side border. Then Sunday, maybe I could finish the side border and I’d be able to cut this fabric down. I’m working with a half yard and I have a lot of extra fabric to work around.
Speaking of far fetched ideas, I have a crazy idea that maybe I could finish this before starting the Christmas start on Christmas Eve. Very doubtful but, as I say, a girl can dream! 🙂