I began the Red Thread by Bent Creek New Year's day. I've stitched the first four little squares (each one represents one month....and because I'm backwards...I finished December, November, October, and September.) It's been a very quick stitch and I have no doubt I'll finish before the year is up. Here's my progress so far.
I started Aurora Cabin...a kit by Dimensions. The first color of blue called for six strands. YIKES!! It was so hard to pull the thread through, the fabric would pop each time I drew the needle through. The next color also called for six strands, but I decided to use only four. It's covering fine, and is much easier to pull through...so...I'll use the six strands for the other color, but anywhere else I'm using four!! Craziness!! Here's my progress so far.
My last project here I started this morning, and finished tonight. It was a very quick stitch, and such fun!! A friend gave me her pattern. She had used the materials that came in the kit, so I chose some fabric, and found a heart that I loved. I'm pretty sure the heart is bigger than the one in the kit, but I thought it was pretty. I hope it doesn't look too big...what do you think? This is A Little Christmas by Lizzie Kate. Another goal this year is to try and finish two Christmas/Winter themed pieces each month. Only one more to go!! This is this months "Gifted Gorgeousness SAL" entry.
I've been a little preoccupied for the last two weeks. Last January my Mom was rushed to the hospital by helicopter with a ruptured aneurysm. Thankfully she survived and I was able to spent 6 weeks with her helping her adjust back home. This year...nearly exactly one year later, she was rushed to the hospital by ambulance to a larger hospital 70+ miles away, with a mysterious ailment that they never did figure out. This time I stayed put in Maryland. Whew!! She was sent home a couple of days later, and seems to be okay. It's hard living so far from her. Hopefully she'll stay healthy now!
There have been a few other things occupying my mind and my time...but hopefully I'll still find time to get some stitching done! I'll keep you posted!
I was invited to a stitch day yesterday and as always, had fun with my stitching friends. It is always fun to meet up with these ladies, the laughter and stories that fly sure make my day! Stitching buds really are the best!
Off to get more stitching done. Take care!