Whether it’s a good movie, a good book, a great cross stitch project, the end of those and then getting started on another is kind of a let down for me. I sometimes find myself procrastinating (I even cleaned toilets today!) just because I struggle to get started on something new, no matter how much I’m looking forward to the new project.
After finishing Only One Rose and being so in love with it, I had to work hard to get going today.
I did get the floss pulled, and the fabric choices for Silent Night. I do think I’m going to drop down to a 40 count linen for that and go with a silver frame. This will be a seasonal piece that probably won’t stay out all year but . . it may go on my cardinal wall and be there to help me get through the summer . . remind me that winter is coming.
Memories of the Past:
The floss arrived for Memories of the Past by Hands Across the Sea from Vikki Clayton today. I chose the fabric, got it cut and serged and it is now loaded on the frame. Not looking forward to having to get used to stitching in a frame again but hopefully that will help my left hand not ache from holding the fabric.
That’s a horrible picture of the fabric. This is more correct for the color but the floss is on the other picture so I’ll leave it.
It’s just a creamy color with yellow splotches here and there. I think it’s perfect for this project!
With the bright colored floss, it was easy to choose a color. This fabric was the November selection for XJu Designs’ Fabric Club and when it arrived, I knew exactly what I was going to use it for.
The Best Part of the Day:
I have not taken one stitch today and I don’t think I took one stitch yesterday. That’s so wrong! I loaded the fabric on the frame for Memories of the Past and then realized I didn’t know where the extra end pieces were for the frames. I’ve seen them . . but where? Why aren’t they with the long parts of the frames? Because I never do things the easy way! I had looked everywhere I thought they might be (still haven’t found them) but then I thought . . maybe in the bottom drawer of the dresser in the basement bedroom. I opened that drawer. There was nothing in the drawer but this!
A Changed World by The Scarlett House. I had wanted to finish that and have 2022 on the date but I doubt I can finish it before the end of the year. We’ll see. Why did I stick that in the bottom dresser drawer? I had probably left it on the bed, we decided to sleep down there and . . in an empty drawer it went. That picture matches the photo that was on the blog in September, 2021 so that’s the last time I worked on this one.
I am so happy to have found that. I didn’t even unroll it to see how much is done on it but I’m definitely going to concentrate on getting more done on it, stitching Memories of the Past and trying to get a head start on Three Things Sampler.
I need to get busy, don’t I? 🙂