Finally finished something. Those Permin of Copenhagen minis were stitched a long time ago. 14-2365 on 23Dec2009, 14-2364 on 30Dec2009, 14-2366 on 24Feb2010, and 14-2363 on 17March2010. Turned into a cushion top today.
Victoria Sampler's Tropical Garden Sampler. Start No 5 finish No 2 of 2017 (3-25 January). Fabric - 28ct Zweigart Annabelle cotton in Ice Blue.
Very time consuming stitch. A bunch of specialty stitches, french knots, ribbons. There are some color changes every sitich and a half. But at the same time it is so pretty. Reminds me of the vacation times.
The only problem with it - regardless all details it is very small.
My early afternoons freed from cross-stitch was a good idea.
Yesterday I sew two cushion tops out of last year's week-end stitching projects, patterns are from a Zweigart's booklet. One more will be done later this year, a bit tired of red.
Stitched on 28 ct. Newport linen 2 over 2 with DMC 321.
Another orchid gave me joy, this is my favourite one, small but colourful.
It looks to me, although I always was very fond of cross-stitching, this particular activity replaced all other crafts after me being introduced to floss-tube. I either need to find time for all other crafty thing or... rename my blog :)
So, my 2017 plans are
1. Open Instagram account for frequent stitching updates
2. Free early afternoons (best sunny hours) for anything but cross-stitch
3. Finish what I started in 2016
4. Create something beautiful!
I entered 2017 with one Monkey sock, 80% of latch hook rug, only 5-10% of Vermont Winter wool rug, pounds of spinning cotton and wool and 3 cross-stiching WIPs. Need to start working on those.