I am afraid I have been more quiet than I intended. Lately life seems to be going full-speed, regardless of if I can keep up or not. My husband and I recently returned from a trip to the UK for his son's marriage. The down time gave me an opportunity to finish up a couple of needlework projects.
The first is I kit I found in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, while visiting on vacation a couple years ago. This is based on colonial quaker patterns, which would often be worked by young ladies to give as gifts to their loves. Ultimately, this will be stitched together to make a pincushion.
The the other project is one I really love, and has been a work in process for a couple years now. My first attempt was accidentally left on a plane coming home from a prior trip to the UK, so I had to get all the floss, fabric and pattern together again to start over. Then there was a small issue of my count being off by *one* thread for the border, so when I came around the corner, the border didn't line up properly! So you would think that I would then be super careful ripping it all out and doing it over, right? One would think, but then I found I had somehow gotten off by two threads! In frustration the whole project was put aside for almost a year, till I tackled the border for a third time on this last trip. They say three's a charm! Here is the result, done with Crescent Water Colors floss for the lovely variations of color in each floss strand.
Now for the finishing work.. hope that doesn't take as long!