Monday, April 19, 2010

Finishing Stitching Projects

I have decided to use DMC to stitch the lovely Carriage House Samplings' Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow. I am going to start stitching this project on Wednesday. I have decided that it will be my Wednesday stitching project. Do any of you have a project that you stitch on certain days of the week? I know a few people who do this. In addition, there is a group at a lovely cross stitch shop, Inspired Needle, who stitch on Carriage House Samplings' Hawk Run Series or other equally interesting projects one Sunday a month. I am going to try to make those events as well. I must confess that I have a difficult time completing my stitching projects. Other obligations or interests (lately reading) seem to get in the way. I also know that I used to finish many more projects when I purchased and worked on one project at a time. Now I seem to have many more projects, UFOs, and new items without the commited interest in finishing them. That's why I am going to start stitching certain projects on certain days. I wonder if any of you have the same problem of finishing stitching projects as I do. How do you manage to complete your projects?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Days

Spring surely is gorgeous. It is spiritual and life affirming. I love the ornamental pear tree that lives beside my house. It is especially beautiful this year. Even though it's cool today: think heavy sweater weather, the blooms and spring flowers are still brightening my day. I especially love the hyacinths and the rhododendron in my gardens. I also have a pair of geese who have taken possession of my yard. They will have goslings soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow

I have decided to stitch Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. I am, however, going to leave the two Halloween blocks out, thereby making it somewhat shorter. I am not fond of the witch nor the other Halloween block. I have decided to stitch my project on 36 ct. Sand Dune. I am now trying to decide whether to use Needlepoint Silks or DMC. The cost of Needlepoint Silks for this project is somewhat prohibitive, even though I think the final look of the silks is always beautiful and subtle. DMC colors are beautiful as well. What are some of you using if you are stitching this project?