As you can see, I did make some changes with Betsy but she's ever so pretty! Here's what the other side looks like.
And the entire piece dancing ever so happily together.
Betsy by Sheepish Designs
Stitched on 36 ct R&R Straw, using HDF silk conversions
While I am very happy with the finished piece, the stitching experience was not so good. I have used HDF silks before and R&R linen before but never together. Somehow, the two do not seem to mix well together. The silks seem to snag on the linen a lot and I had far more knots than I ever remembered when I stitched these silks on Lakeside linens last year. I will just have to remember that in the future.
I have had the last week off work so it was great to finally have some time to sleep in and also get my home life more organized! I think we never really realize the mess until we dive in and put things right, and in my case it was baa-aaa-d (as the sheepies above would say!). But never mind, a few days of chaotic reorganizing and all feels much calmer! I also got the time to do something I've been meaning to do for awhile - take a photo of all my unframed work.
That was fun! I've seen other stitchers do this with their unframed work and I've wanted it to do the same for awhile.
It is a rainy Labour Day Monday here. The weather has been lovely up until last night when the rains started. Tomorrow, back to school for the kiddies, and back to work for me. I am feeling more rested, which is always a good thing, and this almost feels like a new year starting!
Later this month will be my second blogoversary so watch this space. I'm also looking forward to seeing what new goodies will come out from Market this month. More fun.
As some of you have noticed and mentioned, my stitching mojo seemed to have returned. Yes, true! There is a direct correlation between my capacity to stitch and my workload at my job, but I've noticed that I seem to stitch more too when the weather is cooler! ( We don't need a scientific study to tell us why, do we?)
I used to loathe September when our son was in school, only because of the chaos of school schedule and activities schedules AND the fact that my DH coached a soccer team so there was coordination to do and the phone ringing a lot at our house. Now, many years later and with none of that to contend with, I like September a lot. Is it a sign of getting older, mellowing out? It feels like a sign to "batten down the hatches" so to speak and snuggle inside and do cozy things like stitch and read!
Tell me, what does September mean to you?
Well, time to go and get more done for my last day of "rest". Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all the lovely comments! Have a wonderful week!