Monday, November 14, 2022

Some Cross Stitch

Is cross stitch one word or two words? I’m not sure….. Anyway, I haven’t done any in a while. I don’t do as much hand work in the summer as we are outside more. Wintertime is when I do more crochet, cross stitch, and embroidery. Do you remember this one I started earlier in the year? 

The last update I posted was in June, and I had gotten this far:

Not bad, but that was probably the last time I worked on it. Jo Kramer is hosting a stitch along at the first of the year, and she announced it Friday. I thought about it, and decided maybe not, but……I’m such a sucker for stitch alongs, quilt alongs, all those sort of things. Then I saw the name of the chart is “Black Dog Sampler”. I have three black dogs. Is that a sign I should do it? I know, another rabbit hole.
You guessed it—I ordered the chart, and the fabric, and the thread. Jo said she was using 40 count fabric. Not me—I ordered the 16 count. In the meantime, I decided I needed to work on the one I have started and maybe get it finished by the end of the year. I worked Saturday evening and Sunday evening and got this far:

It’s not a lot, but it’s something. I really only have the vase and alphabet to do once I get the flower on the right completed. Oh, and a bunch of backstitching in the border. I’m not sure I can finish this year, but I am going to try. I am trying so hard to not do what I did with quilting and start a bunch of things that don’t get finished. It takes a lot of discipline, which does not come natural to me.

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