Welcome to 2006! The holidays are finally over, so maybe now I can get some serious stitching done. Maybe...
Honestly I didn't accomplish very much over the holidays. I finished a Needle Nutz project called Tea Time Stitching. It is a cute project. The colors are brighter than what I usually gravitate towards. Unfortunately the script for the verse is (in my opinion) unreadable. I'm not in love with the verse anyway, so I think I will frog out the verse and add more rows of specialty stitches. Here is a scan of the project.
Here is the design with a floss toss - just a couple of candidates for the job! For the record, the Silk 'N Colors is Fairy Quilt Cottage. CathyMK was using this for an M designs tree and I fell in love with the color. The other fiber I received in an exchange from Ana in France. Gorgeous stuff! Don't you think both fibers are just right for this design?
I also finished Part 16 of Terre de France. My goal in 2005 was to stay current with this project and not fall behind. I accomplished that goal! In less than a year the project will be done. When I show this project to other stitchers they always ask if I am getting bored with the black floss. No, the black isn't boring yet...but I am growing weary of the border!
Currently I am stitching on an exchange piece that will be mailed this Friday. I'll share pictures after it reaches its final destination. I am also working on a small Heart in Hand kit called Freedom Rings. I was going to link to a picture at the HIH site, but apparently the kit is sold out so they don't have a photo. All I have left to stitch is the border, so I'll just wait and post a picture when I finish.
I think I will start the Miss Mary Mack SAL next week, maybe Monday the 9th. Is that too soon? Is everyone ready to go? I'm not opposed to waiting another week or two if necessary.
That is it for today! Tomorrow or Friday I will write about my 2006 stitching plans.