Monday, December 4, 2017

I finally found my stitching mojo!

I am very pleased to report that my stitching mojo has returned from its walk-about and I am taking advantage of it.

Yes, we have another release of:
Pure, unadulterated joy

Snowgirls from Country Garden Stitchery is done:

I have tried for the last 10 minutes or so to get this to flip but even though it is saved landscape it still posts here as portrait every time, so I gave up.  Anyway, it's stitched on 28-count Mulberry Mix from Silkweaver with the called for Weeks Dye Works, the Weeks Dye Works replacement for the Gloriana and Mill Hill beads.  I used the White Blending Filament in the center one, but did not like the look so didn't use it in the other two. If you do this piece, I would suggest two skeins of WDW Conch.  I ran out about 1/4 way through the third snowgirl.  It would have happened sooner but I alternately mixed one strand of Conch with one strand of DMC 4150 and then one strand of DMC 950. I finished it up mixing one strand of 4150 and one of 950.  Even if using the called for 30-count I don't think you would have enough.  Your mileage will obviously vary, but I am a fairly stingy stitcher and there isn't enough of a difference between 28- and 30-count to cause the shortage so early in the piece.

To celebrate my finish, I started Just Nan's Kari's Snowflake and got to here with it:

I'm doing the rose color way this pattern has three different color ways listed on a piece of 28-count Opalescent Desert Sky from Silkweaver with DMC.  I think this is going to be another quick stitch so maybe another finish this weekend.  I do need to think about getting the stocking for my in-laws started but it is so nice to have these finishes that it's very hard to go back to something that is going to take months to finish.


Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your Snowgirls finish! It looks great and I really like the fabric you stitched them on. You are off to a good start on the Just Nan piece. Happy to hear your stitching mojo has returned.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on the Happy Dance for Snow Girls! What a fun design, even if it eats the white thread.
Nice start on the JN small.

Leonore Winterer said...

Those Snowgirls are a lovely finish - you stitched through this very quickly! I understand you don't want to go back to a big OAAT project just yet. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this new one you started :)