1) Was it something I said?
...coz since the last post, the weather has cooled down a lot. It was actually very pleasant in the low 20's last week so you can sleep easily at night! Today the rain has started and I'm actually thankful for it as the plants need it very much! Also, we've had wild fires throughout the province for the last month so I'm hoping that we get lots of rain in those areas to help with the fires. Plus, a group of fire-fighters from Austrialia and New Zealand have arrived. Our province sent firefighters in February to help with the Victoria fires so now they are returning the favour, which is so great!
2) Melissa lives here, Michelle does not.
Thank you for all the lovely comments about the Friendship Sampler on the last post. While I have been called Michelle IRL and in the blog comments every now and then, the last posts had Michelle all over it! Michelle is a lovely name, but it isn't mine! ;-) But then, Michelle is the name of the gorgeous US First Lady, so it ain't so bad! We do have one thing in common, our height!
3) On next projects.
Some of you asked me what I was going to stitch next after Friendship Sampler. I thought I was really clever and organized and had lined up two small projects to stitch. I had set up the linen and started on Sheepish Designs' American Beauty, but on light linen. However, after about an hour or so of stitching it, I had to stop. It didn't feel right!
I'm sure that's happened to you too. In this case, I had to stop and reconsider. It's actually the first time it's happened to me so early in the stitching. I finally decided on Sampler Sisters of the Thread by Primitive Needle. Here's a photo from Lisa's blog.
Here's a bit of progress on my start.
Perhaps I felt the clouds and rain coming. It is just perfect for me to stitch right now. After all the bright colours and colour changes in Friendship Sampler, apparently my inner stitching self craved something completely different, and this was it! I hope you can see from the second photo that there are lovely colours but they are more subtle. I'm also stitching with 1 thread over 2 on 35 ct HDF linen.
So, I'd like to know, dear stitchers, how many projects have you got kitted up ready to go? And how do you decide on the next project to stitch? Do you stick with a list, or do you pick one project at a time?
4) Current audio book
"The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" by Katherine Howe. It is about the Salem Witch Trials, and the topic just seems perfect for stitching something by Primitive Needle. As you know, the designer, Lisa, has her blog called Witch Stitches. The header on her blog says "The Witch is In".
5) Friendship Tour
Wow, I was very surprised by the response. I have about 2 dozen people interested in doing this. Now I have to figure out how to make it happen, so bear with me. Most of you who showed an interest have your email address in your blog profile and that's fine you don't need to send me any more info. If you have a blog but no email attached in your profile, could you just send me an email so I know how to reach you? You can find my email address in my profile on this blog. Stay tuned for more details.
6) How can you tell...
...I write lists?
Another Sunday / weekly post is done. Thank you for dropping by. I would love to hear about your project selection 'method' if you have one. Sometimes it reminds me of the old Johnny Carson swami routine, where he took a envelope with an answer concealed inside. He then held it to his head to predict the answer. Similarly, it's like I have to take the next design/threads/linen combo, hold them to my heart and ask "are you the one?"