I was able to get some things done in the past couple of days, stitching wise! I worked on the baby bib for my friend's son's baby. I was able to finish everything of it except a portion of the purple flower in the middle. The flower itself is in DMC 209 and DMC 211. It is then back stitched in DMC 208. I had plenty of 211. I also have enough 208 but I discovered that I am out of 209.
Jack and I went to 123 Stitch and ordered DMC 209. I am not sure how long it will take for them to get the thread to me, but from what I understand from everyone who has ordered online, from the time a customer orders to the time received is short. I also ordered the two threads I need to do IS 40:31.
I have been wanting to start IS 40:31 for awhile now, but I had wanted to get the hot pad for my son done. If you missed the finished picture of the winery hot pad, you can either go back one blog or go to: http://community.webshots.com/user/lynnalett if you wantedtake a peek.
Yesterday I did a lot with my stitching. Both by finishing the bib to the point I did and then figuring out what threads I had extra around here. I also looked around for some material to do IS 40:31 on. I discovered I didn't have the right size of Adia, which is what I have always worked on. I was thinking I would have to order some material and then decided to look through my Evenweave type of material. I did have a cream color material that would work. I know that it is said to give yourself a minimum of 2 to 3" on each side after the project is done for framing. The material I had was 2 1/3 inches bigger in one direction and 4" bigger in the other, so I decided to use it. This is the first time I am stitching on anything other than Adia, but it isn't as difficult as I was imagining. I took this picture this morning. It is of the progress I made last night. I plan on stitching more today, but thought I should show you what it looks like thus far. I am ecited about this project. I don't think it is going to take me too terribly long. Unlike Sassy, I do not have to fill in absolutely every square and a big part of the area has the verse written out, so even though the picture is 12" x 9", I don't think it will seem that big, if that makes sense.
Well, my family is waking up, so I need to be signing off. I will be around though, I promise.
Happily married to the most wonderful man! Mother of two beautiful girls, Sarah and Rachel. Step-mom of two grown sons and grandma too!
Been stitching since the late 1980's and love every project I have done.