I concentrated a little bit on Lettres a mon Chat (see earlier post) before Christmas so I could get it done as a gift – but I also made some progress on Victoria’s Quaker. This picture shows the colour of the fabric quite well. I am using Needlepoint Inc Silks and I really enjoy stitching with them.
I also started Paradigm Lost (Long Dog) as part of the Snowbirds SAL. Funny thing is I’m not really a snowbird as it’s summer here in Aus – but I can dream. I’ve never actually seen snow. I’m using Cafe Au Lait 34 count Heritage Linen and Vicki Claytons’ OMG Red 1153 premium silk which was a lovely gift from my good friend Marg (who STILL doesn’t have a blog). This is a wonderful design to stitch and VERY hard to put down when you start! The linen is gorgeous in the hand too. I’m not really sure about the VC silk though – I am finding it’s fluffing, knotting and tangling quite easily. I am going to try slightly shorter lengths and see if that helps.
On the down side, I have to do quite a bit of frogging on The Workbasket’s Faith, Hope, Love. I have to frog all the progress i had made on the “Love” section as I missed out an entire column! Not to worry – I will get that done today and I hope to make this one my last finish for 2007.
I am hoping that VQ follows in January!
I am really pleased with what I have accomplished this year craft wise. I’ve made a lot of jewelry and other things for gifts and they’ve all been well received.
It’s been a good stitching year!