It was such a pleasure to start stitching this. Essentially it only has 3 colours. The onyx for the reindeer and some of the alphabet, with some of the alphabet in charcoal, then the light cream colour for the snow flakes! There is a little red heart which is really sweet. I am enjoying stitching this a lot. The other half of the Meadowlark will go to stitch BOAF's Sally Spencer later.
I've spent my down-time last week organizing my projects. Yesterday I went to the giant crafts store Michael's and got a bunch of DMC threads. A lot will go to my MM&IRR neighbourhood, but some will be for my Stacy Nash charts, and Tralala charts.
I am 'anxious' to get stitching again. I haven't had a finished project since August. Since joining Blogland it's been a lot of fun but also it's been very distracting! I have come across two very disconcerting events:
- Stitch Envy - this is when you visit other stitchers' sites and go "ooooohhhh, how lovely! I want to stitch that! Where can I find that chart?" then off I'd go looking - or - I see the exchanges and I sigh "oooooohhhh, wish I was getting that". (Next year I'll get into exchanges.) You see, Stitch Envy!
- Stash Envy - you all know what feeling when you see someone else's new (or existing) stash and say "LOOK at that!" with mouth hanging open. Again, very exciting but very distracting (especially on the budget).
I will leave you with another couple of finished stitching from 2003. I love these and they hang out together on a wall in our bedroom.