I wouldn't really call it a race, but when I read over my blog from the past few years it certainly seems like I was racing something. I had to have all patterns, had to stitch all patterns, had to be first to stitch all patterns, had to start all patterns...no wonder I finally hit a point where I just wasn't into it!
I'm getting back into it and going at a much slower pace which is nice. I did finish my TW Tracery Ornament biscornu for the Stitching Pirates Biscornu Exchange and a little something for the Halloween Ornie SAL and then had a moment to ask myself what I really wanted to work on.
I grabbed my Cead Mile Failte. While I was looking at the pattern, I had flipped it over to read anything important and realized this is a JOAN ELLIOTT pattern! I was stunned! I've had this kit for ages and ages and for some reason thought it was a Vickory Collections kit. My deepest apologies to Joan. I can only hope my stitching now makes her proud of her beautiful pattern.
Today's update. When I had picked it back up I realized I had used the wrong color flosses, removed all threads and thought I should rinse and iron the fabric as I hadn't done that before.
Sometimes when you have a very strong colored fabric the dye isn't completely rinsed out. I'm glad I did it as that fabric dye could ruin the floss colors later on if the piece needed to be washed if I had spilled something on it...it happens!
I am using the floss that came in the kit for this, but will figure out which colors are which before I pass it on. The kit still has the packaged needle, Aida fabric, pattern and picture and will have a few strands of the floss left for comparison to make sure I'm correct.
Jo (who can't think of a clever name) from Halloween Ornie SAL and Serendipitous Stitching wanted pictures of what I see from my NCC, so here is the view from my attic.
Different dates for these pictures but I love the morning sun rise. It is really pretty you have to admit!
Until next time.....KEEP ON STITCHIN'