It's been such a busy week, but I did manage to get some stitching done! It's amazing how much housework, the job, and a political campaign can cut into my stitching time. But I was lucky this week, I had a political meeting on Saturday and I was able to stitch during the 4 hour meeting--so I have some real progress to show!
First up--the 2nd of the LHN Sheep Virtues--LOVE. This is my 'take with' piece, so I had it with me yesterday. You can see the result here:
I also got to spend a little bit of time working on Lizzie Kate's "Promise Me" this week. I've changed the arrangement of the lap frame and stretcher bars and I think that this is the arrangement that I will continue to use. I really enjoy using my lap frame! Now if I can just get some extra time at home to work on it! (Pardon the messy table. I just pushed everything aside so that I could stitch this morning.)
That's all for now! I hope you all have a wonderful week!
My American Dreams lap frame and scroll bar starter set arrived yesterday--I stopped and picked them up on my way home from a campaign strategy meeting, but was too tired to assemble them when I got home. So this morning, just as soon as the husband left for work, out came the boxes and I got to work!
It was so easy to assemble the lap frame! Attaching the fabric to the scroll bars took a little bit of work, but the end result has been worth it. I am really looking forward to working on this piece again and trying out my scroll rods just as soon as I receive the floss I'm waiting on!
I got a great price on the lap frame and the scroll rod starter set at Walmart.com. Here's the link to the lapframe ($49): LAP FRAME and here's the link to the scroll rod starter set ($33): STARTER SET.
I've been busy, so there hasn't been much stitching going on. But...there's been some...I've run out of the lettering color (Caterpillar) in the Lizzie Kate kit (my fault, I used 25 count fabric instead of 32 because it was in my stash) so I've got another skein on order. But this is where I got to on the chart before running out of floss:
And since I had run out of thread for the Lizzie Kate kit, I decided to get started on the second in the Little Sheep Virtues series from Little House Needleworks. This is my start on "Love":
I've decided to stitch these individually, instead on on a single piece of fabric. The tentative finishing plan includes the co-ordinating Weeks Dye Works wool, some trim, and rustic frames. What will really happen? We'll both just have to wait and see! (Nothing will be finished until all 12 designs are stitched.)
...my yard is filled with beautiful yellow Louisiana iris! The bad news is...my yard is filled with beautiful yellow Louisiana iris. The iris want wet feet, and the fact that they are so very happy in my back yard makes me worry that the water table has risen considerably. Before long my back yard might be declared a federally-protected wetland! Oh, well, might as well enjoy the flowers!