Welcome to my new blog created for all things embroidery. I will post here about counted cross stitching, hand embroidery, machine embroidery and of course crazy quilt embellishment. Which crosses over a bit because it is done on quilt blocks. Then again, most of my embroidery work is done for quilt blocks. Counted Cross stitch is in a category all on it's own, but I will be sharing how those projects go on here as well.
At the moment, I have three counted cross stitch projects that I am working on.
Then, I had the brilliant idea to join in a Crazy January Challenge on one of my Yahoo groups. The challenge was to start a new project each day of January. Challenge 1 was to go through the 15th. Challenge 2 would take in the whole month. I did the first two days of January and realized that it would just drive me crazy to have 31 counted cross stitch projects sitting around. I have this weird need to finish a project and I seem to be able to only focus on one thing at a time. Okay, I get obsessed with one project at a time. My quilting wins out every time. The good side to that is that I don't usually have very many UFO's at a time.
For January Challenge I started two projects.
This one is called Blooming Poppies and is a small kit from Dimensions. This is as far as I got the first day. Most of my time was spent putting in some guide marks, hooping it up and then actually figuring out where to start and putting in a few stitches. I think this one took me two hours to make about 50 stitches. It will go faster, the actual start is always a bit slow. We had just come in from a week long trip to see family in Texas, so was still unpacking that day along with cooking for New Year's meal.
One thing that I did change with both of these projects is that instead of trying to do all the spots of the same color, all over the place, I am working in sections. Much more organized, makes more sense to me, easier to keep my stitches in their correct place. I only cross stitch when it is late at night and the house needs to be quite for every one sleeping. During the day, on week days, I take care of my youngest grand son, Mr. M. He is 18 months old, walking every where, so not much time for any stitching while he is around. But I sure wouldn't trade it for anything.
That's it for now. I think I just about got this blog where I want it, design and structure wise. Just a few more little tweaks now that I am finally figuring out how to do what I want it to do. Thanks for stopping in and visit any time.