Hi Blogger Friends,
After doing the monthly post I have decided to do weekly ones from now on. Two reasons really I was doing the draft post weekly anyway and it will also make my blog a little more active and the posts not quite so long.
So in the past week I have been mainly working Snowshoe by DMC/Jayne Netley Mayhew as it is my Rotation 1 project. My aim as usual was to do at least 10 hrs work on this.
End of Week - I did 21 hrs
Sadly I did not complete it this week I had hoped to but after 5 solid days of working on it I managed to make my shoulder stiff so took a day off from stitching. It will be completed in December and because I do not think it will take me the whole week will free up some time to finish off Christmas ornaments etc.
Other stitching done this week. I made a start on my November Pin Cushion designed by Sheena Rogers and featured in Cross Stitch Collection magazine, I did about 3 hrs stitching. This is where I have got to
I also had a little play with the Jodyri threads that I showed in my last blog post. I am using Oz the Great and Powerful and will make a small biscornu. I only managed to do half the first side but I think the thread looks very nice.
Other news I am abandoning Large Treasure Hunt Bookshelf. After completing Page 1 I had a good think about things and decided I really do not want to be spending hours and hours and years and years working on a high count fabric. In hindsight I should have purchased either the regular or mini version of this chart and stitched on 18 count aida 2 over 1.
In the New Year I will be changing my rotations slightly and I will post the exact details nearer the time but will be embarking on another HAED design this time on 18 ct and I have estimated that if I manage around 20 hrs in a rotation week I should get it completed in about 6.5 years. The design I will be doing is Capricorn by Josephine Wall
Finally I was up at stupid o'clock on Sunday morning and got to thinking about how I sign my work. I had hoped to do sort of a handwriting style signature to my work but because I want to use all 3 of my initials it would have taken up far too much space on the design. So I stitched the following onto a piece of plastic canvas so that I have a reminder which I will keep in my stitching bits and bobs pencil case.
Well that's it for this week. No purchases so just the little bit of stitching I have done to show.
Bye for now
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