Stitching, stashing and framing
First is my current progress on the Doubleflips I've just got two and a half words left and then to sew on the charms and I'm done. Looks like I'll have it done by the end of Oct. I'm counting it as six finishes, as it was six pattern leaflets, so it will add a nice amount of finishes to my this year goal.
Next up are my framed pieces I just got back. My Needle and My Floss by Waxing Moon, also known as the traveling pattern, was a delight to do. I really like the frame and mat I found for it. Waxing Moon has another one in a similar style that I want to do as a companion piece. I love the denim mat I found for it, so close to the denim color I used for her dress.
Next up is Schoolgirl lessons by Little House Needleworks. This I really loved doing as the all one color was so relaxing to stitch. I could just sit and stitch and not worry about color changes. The mat is a velvety blue, with I thought looked great with the rich blue I used for the stitching. I used the same frame as with My Needle and My Floss, as I'm going to hang this one in the middle of the two Waxing Moon pieces, so wanted the frames to match.
Finally, Snow Ho Ho by Waxing Moon. The blue and red mats are a velvety type finish, so have their own texture. This one will be such fun to have up come Christmas.
As to stash, I just couldn't resist the new Just Nan one, isn't she great?
I also finally got my copy of the new Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue (guess what I'll be reading this weekend)
And finally, the Reading Threadpack from Little House Needleworks. I think I'll probably be doing this one twice. I ordered some 12ct. tula (which is behind the pattern) to do it on first, so will make it quite a bit larger than normal as I'm going to turn it into a pillow. Later I'll probably do it again as a small piece to frame or as a small tuck pillow or flatfold.
Well that's about it for now. Thank you all so much for your kind comments on Midnight. She was such a sweetie, and she's sure missed. However, I know it was time and I made the right choice. Luckily I have my other fur babies and my stitching. I wonder if the change in season affects animals though, as I've noticed some other bloggers also dealing with the loss of pets currently too, so sad.