Monday, January 05, 2015

Days 3 and 4

Yesterday I was in the craft room churning out 30 more holiday cards (New Year's to be precise) because I was back to work today. Don't ask me how those 10 days off flew by so quickly. (Well the first five are easily explained.) I knew that if I didn't mail them off today that I would spend my evenings regretting not making them sooner. As it was I regretted not making them sooner, but putting them off was explicable. Still, doesn't fulfill my antiprocrastination goals. Must work on that.

I have been making new starts even if I haven't made it here to share them with you. On Saturday, I started "October Sampler" which was in Just Cross Stitch as part of a series of birthday samplers that ran in 1995. (Talk about procrastinating!) I remember making one for my aunt (December) and my sister (February) around the time they came out. I am using all the prescribed materials. Like the Thistle that I did last year, this one has lots of specialty stitches and uses flower thread. It's quite enjoyable, and I was able to complete half of it while snuggled on the couch with the dude and the dog.

On Sunday, I started Winter Row, by Bent Creek. I am using Amsterdam Blue Belfast linen in place of the called for R&R American Blend. I am using the called for colors. As you can see, I spent the majority of my time on the cards.

I made another start tonight, but you'll just have to visit to see what I've been up to.



10 comments:

Brigitte said...

Lovely starts, both are beautiful designs. And wow, not bad what you have already stitched on the October piece.

Cole said...

Great starts, I love the colors on the October piece. And I hope you'll share the cards after they're received, I love seeing them too!

Linda said...

Great new starts Nikki. Pretty colors in October. I love those Bent Creek row designs and have most all of them.

Linda

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Great starts! I've really been enjoying starting a new project every day.

thegreytail said...

I really love the October sampler you just started. I might have to investigate if it's included in the JCS DVD, being October my birthday month.

Margaret said...

I like your new starts. Very pretty. Love that Amsterdam Blue linen.

Chelle said...

I love the birthday sampler. Is LaBroderie the designer? The style looks familiar to me. Great fabric choice for Winter Row!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I've got the CD too, I'll have to look up those samplers. They seem to be a quick stitch and very pretty too.

Gillie said...

I just fished out the magazines from a dark and dusty place.....I have plans to stitch some for birthdays!

Coral said...

Ha ha!