Hope everyone is ready for another great weekend! Another weekend of stitching right?! I didnt start anything new last night, but instead took out a HUGE project that if I dont stitch on it a little here and there, it will NEVER EVER EVER get done. Someday I hope to finish it. The project is from A Stitchers Hand- PEACE. I know 2 other of my friends are working on it, and both of theirs are going to be gorgeous as well.
I am stitching Peace on 40ct Sienna Night Lakeside, with a beautiful variety of Gloriana, SNC, and Waterlilies silks. I have had the pleasure of seeing the original, which was stitched on 28ct over one using brighter AVS silks, and it too was beautiful. Mine being stitched on 40ct over 2 will be much larger for sure. The stitch count on this mother project is 578 x 941. Finished size 29" x 48", yes you are reading correctly, and yes, it is an entire yard of linen. So, with all this cold weather and snow we are having these days, it works as a blanket as well!!!! LOL. Completely insane? No, close though :)
I have had a comment the other day of someone asking me, you really think you are going to get all these stitched in 1 year? Like as if I am planning on finishing all of them, plus more this year-- arent all of you?! I mean come on. No, the idea is just having fun with your stash right? Starting projects and finishing projects are 2 different things. Yes, I enjoy both, I can do both. Both are great fun for me, and I know there are many others in the same stitching boat as me, and boy are we having a great ride!
So with the weekend at our heels, I am ready to start running. I know for many of you tomorrow is a new start Saturday, and also for others, is the 15th of the month-- which means the last of the new starts for the crazy January challenge. I have been excited for all of you stitching your hearts out, being inspired with new ideas and enjoying your projects. Enjoy your weekend!!!!