Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A New WIP!

YAY! I just found out I won Kerry’s fantastic giveaway over at Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to get my hands on all her pretty charms, and the wonderful biscornu she made. Head over to her blog, because she’s got another giveaway all ready to go.

I’ve been on a serious stash-busting mission lately. I don’t think I’ve bought any new thread since my Ramadan sampler, and that was just because I really didn’t want to mess up the colors on that one. It’s incredibly satisfying to see a huge jumble of thread and fabric decrease.

I found an old pattern that I bought years ago and completely forgot about. I dug it out and decided to finally stitch it. It’s called Summer Days, by Cathy Bussi. It’s a sweet little pattern, and I’ll be stitching it with two strands over one on some white 18-count Aida I bought this summer, and stash-busting some more with the DMC threads.

I’ve already made a lot of progress on it. It’s an easy, happy stitch, and the colors are gorgeous. I’m really enjoying having some straight, honest cross-stitching. Learning how to knit has been fun and challenging, but I’m ready to get back to my roots. I haven’t even stitched on 18-count since my very first sampler.

Up to my elbows in thread and yarn,


Kerryp77 said...

Hi Sarah, Thanks for the link to my blog, I'm hoping to post your prize on Thursday. That chart is a lovely summery design and you've done a lot already, well done, looking forward to seeing the progress as you make it. xx

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Your new start is looking pretty - am loving the colours - congratulations on your win

tadamama said...

Lovely new start! I'm always torn when I stash bust...on one hand, it's satisfying to see it go down because it means I've done a lot of work...on the other, it just makes me want to go out and buy more! Haha!

Anonymous said...

what a happy new start! it looks like a lovely, flowery project..
happy stashing, swimming into threads is such a god feeling! :D
happy xxx