My hubby and I do a lot of driving to visit family, friends, etc.. So, I am always on the lookout for projects I can work on in the car. It's funny because I can't read in the car without feeling car sick, but I can stitch...if it's on a larger count fabric. I think it has something to do with the fact that when you read, your eyes are moving back and forth, but when you stitch, you are focusing on one particular spot. I could be wrong, but this is my theory and I'm sticking to it!!! Now I don't particularly like working on larger count fabrics but have found some projects over the years that fit the bill---mainly Shepherds Bush stockings, a couple Ewe and Eye and Friends Santa and Snowman and Bent Creek kits---all stitched on 18 count linen over two. Well, I've run out of those designs (at least until I get my future adopted grand kids who will need Xmas stockings) and had to find another path. Well, that I did...the Samsarah Calendar series, Fun Every Day!!! They are done on 14 count perforated paper, so I can definitely see it in the car, and very portable. I've kitted up the first three months for our vacation, but had to get one stitched right away. I'm being very anal and starting with January, then will work my way through the year, month by month. Who knows how long this will take, but I'm sure I'll enjoy the journey.
Here is the January design, an adorable little penguin (maybe I'll see one in Alaska)!!!
Before I got distracted by this little guy, I was working on a class kit by Catherine Theron, Travel-sized Quaker Sewing Roll. This is stitched on 40 count linen in what I call "Williamsburg" colors. I have the front stitched and am doing the nun stitch around the edge. This is taking a lot of time and is extremely boring, but I am plodding along. Next will be the needlebook and nun stitching the linen lining. And, yes my name is upside down ( and no I have not been imbibing) because that will be folded up to the inside as a "pocket".
I got a little forgotten surprise in the mail yesterday, a LE kit from the Silver Needle. It's The Charming House of Lindy Mouse by Just Nan. I really, really wasn't going to buy it and then I read the four seasonal description and folded. I'm not fond of mice, but figure I can tolerate this one! After all, another of Just Nan's mice won a judges choice award at Woodlawn!!!! Still trying to figure that one out!!!
That's it from my tiny part of the stitching world. Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!