Winter's bitter effects are minimal in my part of the country (So Cal). Actually, I really love cooler days because of the heat we endure during some of our other months. There is no doubt in my mind that the weather has changed over the years...I've given away so many of my warmer clothes because I just don't wear them anymore! We are almost to the end of February and the average temperature over the last several months has been around 70. 😮
I don't know if you remember, but I was in the middle of several stitching projects in my last post. I am so happy that I've finished those three and another unplanned one. I can now move on to a family gift I need to start for next year. For me, these four projects are a "bounty" of progress. Last year, I had just returned to stitching after many years and felt like I spent much of my time doing the LHN Monthlies. I love each one of them, tho and will continue to display them. After making fabric covered backs for the first ones, I learned from Priscilla how to attach metal sheets and magnets so that I can use the same back (since the color matches all the monthlies) over and over.
AND my stitching seems to move a little bit faster for me now related to my Lowery frame that holds my Q-Snap pieces to the side with my hands free to stitch with both hands. Yay!
Here is the Valentine's Day stitch that I will display through the month of February.
|Endless Hearts by Threadwork Primitives|
28 count Tea-Dyed Monaco
This one is specifically for winter...I'd better finally finish it ...spring will be here before we know it!
|Hello Winter by Plum Street Samplers|
25 count Vintage Country Mocha Lugana
|Prairie Schooler Santa 2017|
28 count Putty Khaki Davos
My bonus piece is a wip from last year....can't decide whether to mount on foam board or frame....final finishing is a challenge for me! Yes, I should have chosen darker fabric...
|Hello Spring by Hands on Design|
25 count Stormy Night Lugana
Oh...and I almost forgot my Little House Needleworks February monthly....I finished this in November, 2017, but haven't shown it yet...
Goodby for now & Happy Stitching!