While searching the blog into the wee hours of the morning with the Mother for a project that would hold my attention I realized I had several that have never been posted! My plan is to get them up over the next week and in that spirit I present Poppy!
I abandoned this project after one day (the wings were harder to remove than anticipated and the fabric while PERFECT is a difficult stitch due to a tight weave), but I fully intend to return to her someday. Hopefully this post will serve as a reminder! The Maiden
The Crone has been very ill for the past several months and since she was on Spring Break I decided to visit her this weekend! The past few days were filled with fun projects, great food and of course Cross Stitch!
Above is an Herb Garden I planted during my visit and this little guy is her dog "Bubba" (he is an honorary cat).
I have been struggling with Undine and after several trips to the LNS decided to go a VERY different direction... here is a sneak peak of what the Crone and I devised!
I also received Vintage DMC's (I kind of just want to roll in them)! The dye lots are truly so different and are great for older patterns!
Her internet access is limited so I took pictures of what she has been working on, this cute Carriage House! Stitched on 32ct OD linen "Legacy."
After receiving disturbing MRI results that explain why I have been unable to stitch I decided I deserved a System 4 cross stitch stand! A girl needs her stress relief! I was able to stitch for 4 hours today (not sure if I overdid it...) and completed all the stitching on Undine!
Here is a shot of the system 4, much easier to use than wooden stands and my posture was the best it has been since I began stitching! The strain on my neck was almost completely alleviated and I was much faster for I started stitching with 2 hands! Mother you were right, the right hand does belong on the back of the fabric.
Here is my lovely stitching assistant Lane, he must investigate everything!