Another blog opening that rants about the weather! We had snow again on Tuesday, not a lot, but it covered the ground and then it got windy, REALLY windy. It was 19 degrees when I went into work on Wednesday. Given that our average morning temperature this time of year is in the 40s, I was not happy. Snow flurries again Wednesday morning. They are saying it will warm up to almost normal sometime in the next few months... I am really afraid that spring will be consumed by winter and we'll jump straight into the heat and humidity of summer. DSon has made it known that the first person he hears complain about the heat this summer is in danger of bodily harm!
Anyway, IHSW was last weekend, so I am a bit late posting but one of the pieces that I spent a lot of the weekend on was for my Smalls SAL so I decided to wait on those two and post a little early for the Just Nan SAL.
First up is my check-in. I started Snowy Pines by Little House Needleworks late last month but it was pushed to the side for a while. I pulled it out this weekend and finished it:
It is stitched on 30-count Northern Cross Natural linen with DMC. The extra for this one was the Mill Hill Beads in the snowflake and the snow drift in front of the house. Tomorrow is my AWS day off I think I've mentioned that I work an alternative work schedule (AWS), 8 - 9 hours days, one 8-hour day and one day every other week off which is my smalls stitching day so I need to pick another one out of the stash. I seem to be on a roll with these Little House Needleworks' ornaments and I have a lot of them ready to go, so I will most likely start another one.
For the rest of I worked on Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden and Elegant Doily.
SVG was shown in my last post, but I did get a little bit more done before its rotation time was up:
Elegant Doily from Kayann's Kreations went on the frame Sunday morning after I finished Snowy Pines.
Lots more eyelets stitched mostly those right there in the center section with lots more left to stitch. I do get into a rhythm while stitching them so they don't take long but they do get a bit boring.
And for my early check-in:
I didn't finish a Just Nan this month, but I did make progress. Here is where Strawberry Summer was:
I was able to get it to just past the half-way point:
All of the buttons in my post should take you to the site hosting the stitch along. If they don't and you are interested in any of them, please let me know and I will get the link to you.