I missed YOP last week and actually hardly blogged all week. I was tired, busy and feeling a bit overwhelmed with all I need to do before the short Fall season is over. I also had 2 finishes but cannot find them....woe is me! I've been cleaning and organizing and that always causes a problem!
But I am here this week! I had another finish for this week except I couldn't get it done because it required some beads and sequins to be put on. No problem, except the beads are so tiny and they won't go on the needle that came with the kit! So, I guess I will have to order a beading needle! Anyway....it is done except for that......the black dots are where the sequins and beads go. This is Mr. Cat by Satsuma Street on Etsy. I'm going to check the instructions again. Maybe she said you needed extra supplies.
I have worked on quite a few things....some more than others...........I finally got all the stitches picked up for Brill and started on the body of the shawl. There are 2 colors...the blue and a pink. There is 20 rows of each before you switch colors. I am decreasing so it should get faster to finish a row as I go along.
I love this project! I love Prairie Schooler patterns.
I finished the top banner and I'm now working on the words and the moon......very enjoyable stitching
I also worked on this one, just a bit though.........
I'm up in the left hand upper corner so you can see this is a long term project!
Remember when I said I wanted to try and work on linen again but not black and use a hoop? Well, I found a kit that a gal gave me and it included everything except the needle! It had a 30 count linen which is better than 40 and I loved the pattern and it also had hand dyed floss! Blackbird Designs too which is a favorite!
I started it and have had no trouble whatsoever working on this linen! I am so happy!!! I have linen that was given to me and kits that have linen and I hate to not utilize it so now maybe I can! Yippee!
For new stash/haul I got this pattern book by Blackbird Designs.........
and this sampler pattern...........
the pattern from the booklet that will be the first one from the book that I kit up is this one.......another Halloween one.........these are future plans and may not get worked on until next year but I have discovered that some patterns go out of print especially Blackbird Designs so it's best you buy them when you see them although that can be dangerous too! LOL!
As for what I'll be working on this week, it will be more of the same. I did watch a tutorial for a tomato pincushion by Celeste Creates podcast so I'd like to sew a few of those for gifts. But I have so much painting outside and mulching and trimming and burning that unless there is rain, I doubt I will get to it. Rain is not forecast for the the next 10 days so I hope I get lots done outside! Wish me luck! BTW, the weather is just gorgeous here. I have been waiting for this all summer! LOL! No AC needed and the windows are all open all the time! LOVE!!!