Thursday, January 20, 2011

January stitching

Last night, while it was snowy and blowing and icy as all get out, I stitched by the fire, curled up in my nice blanket sitting near my favorite husband. As I sat there, I thought that I'm a very lucky girl. What is better than a nice fire, and being toasty warm, with your favorite person on a cold wintry night? Oh, and stitching!

Now, this little guy is not what I stitched on last night, this is one I finished over break. He is "EduCATed" Stitched on some scrap linen I had. The pattern suggested using Weeks floss, but I didn't have any and I was not about to invest in any just for this little 3" x 6" project. Fortunately, they gave DMC floss colors as an "alternative". I have oodles and oodles of DMC floss, so that's what I used. He's now living in my office. Framed.
In many of the stitching blogs I read, folks participate in a TUSAL (totally useless stitch along) and share pictures of jars containing thread ends and scraps. Each month, all these gals post a picture of their jar of thread scraps.
I don't participate in that stitch along, but I do have a jar by my stitching spot for ends and pieces. This is probably 6 months worth...excluding the Kleenex at the bottom...
This is what I stitched last night:
It doesn't look like much yet, but just using pretty pastel colors makes me think of spring. And these colors are nice and cheery when it's crappy outside. I started this project on Sunday. I'm using the fabric that came in the kit--Aida, 14 count. The only reason I'm resorting to the Aida fabric is because I didn't have any better fabric in my stash that was big enough for this project. I debated waiting until I could get to Hobby Lobby, but decided I'd not be wasteful and use the darned Aida. Besides, the darned old eyes are struggling even with this right now. (Never fear, I went to the Eye Dr. yesterday. And new glasses will be ordered tomorrow. The weather was crappy enough after my appointment that I didn't order glasses then, and I left my script at home today, so I'll have to order new lenses tomorrow.)

And, finally, I'll just leave you with a taste of spring...the picture of what my latest project will look like when finished.


Megan said...

Your favorite husband??? How did the others feel about that? lol. Your projects look great!

Shelljo said...

What they don't know, won't hurt them! And...we have a good friend who we jokingly refer to as "my boyfriend" or "my other husband". So, Kev actually does qualify as my favorite one!