I purchased and assembled that standing frame specifically for stitching HAED, but so far I have only stitched a couple of stitches. At the moment, I am down to cross stitching only small and simple designs. I got the designs from various cross stitch magazines. Seriously big stuffs such as HAED charts and Kinkaid are put on hold until my mind is clearer and I get sufficient zzzzz. Even my eyebags are getting worse. The kids didn’t do well in their recent tests and my eldest has embarked on a new learning adventure, so I am working with them to get through this phase gently. And I have lots of work assignments due.
Lovey Dovey Mice
When I finally completed this lovey dovey mice, I was greatly relieved. The dateline was in November 2016, but as usual, I missed it. The delay was mostly due to the many backstitchings. At some point an irrational but irresistible fear crept into my mind that it was going to be another UFO. Thank goodness I managed to finish it on 1st February! It’s from Margaret Sherry’s design in a flip chart that came together with a magazine I bought many years ago. Stitched on a 14-ct Aida, I am very proud of it even though there are a couple of mis-direction of stitches.
‘Be Good’ & ‘Say Hello’
These sayings are part of a Christmas chart. I plan to make it into a patchwork with several fabric squares and turn them into a pouch or bag or something. Still pondering about all the basic things. Both sayings are finished, and will share the end product in future post.
Nuts About You
The chart is from another old cross stitch magazine. ‘Nuts About You’ requires only 3 DMC floss. I don’t have one of the floss so I substituted it with a variegated DMC floss. This is definitely a stress-free stitching period for me.
Stitching simple charts and small designs can be addictive, I really hope I can make something out of these cross stitchings. Here’s to a successful sewing adventure, next!