I haven’t done much stitching for the last couple of years. One night, my fingers were feeling bored, so I picked up my Lizzie Kate Living with Charm Banner and reasoned that it was easy stitching and that I could finish the last three words pretty quickly. So off I went and finished it! This is the only larger project that I’ve finished in YEARS. I am so excited to have it done and still love it! I stitched this with all DMC and didn’t attach the little charms that come with the pattern. If anyone would like the gently used booklets that include the charms, just e-mail me and i’ll put them in the mail for free.
I was so motivated by a finish that I decided to pick up a Teresa Wentzler design! I’m not a big fan of dragons, but I like most of her other designs. My husband loves egyptian stuff, so I started Egyptian Sampler. I had forgotten how much dreaded back stitching her designs have…. not my favorite thing. The thing with TW is that when you get to the finished products, the back stitching is so worth it. So…. here is my new start!
So shortly after starting this, I put my christmas tree up and realized that my husband needed an ornament like every other member of my family has. This is based off Victoria Sampler “Humour” Virtues ornament that you can download for free on the Victoria Sampler website. I stitched, finished, and put it on the tree last weekend. I bet I’ve stitched at least 20 of these virtues ornaments over the years for friends and family. I like how each one has a different design but all of the ornaments obviously look like part of a set, but each one has a different family member name instead of the virtue in the design. So…. here is Will’s ornament photographed on the tree! The fabric is actually white, even though it doesn’t look it in this picture:
So now that is done and I’m ready to get back to Egyptian Sampler!