With the exception of Tuesday, it looks like *most* of my minutes this week went towards my StitchMAP assignment . . .
And it really doesn't look like I've made a whole lot of progress with it, does it?
I finished the monogram and am now working on the outside border. This is also a new stitch to me, called "palestrina".
It's a lovely little knot and there's more work on top of the cloth than there is on the back side. But it's a little time consuming to make sure that your needle always ends up in the right place and you don't pluck fabric or your previously lain floss in the passing. Of course, I suppose by the time I'm finished with this (I have to finish the outside border and then stitch it again in the opposite direction in the inner border), maybe I'll be better at it and it will go more quickly. It probably goes without saying that this will be my Slow Sunday Stitching project!
My stash took a lovely little hit in the wrong direction this week:
I gained those two yards at my Sassy Sewers meeting on Thursday. One of the gals has recently retired and has had the opportunity to go to Hawaii with her husband (who goes on business) several times. She brought back with her some of the most gorgeous fabrics . . .
Aren't they beautiful? Just rich with color and they feel so lovely, too! I'll take those two yards willingly! I'll also be linking up the good ol' stash report to Patchwork Times.
I also got some time in "on the needle" this week -- Ellie mentioned that she needed a scarf like Sawyer's.
Well, not just like Sawyer's ... I made hers a little skinnier and a tad longer and fringed it. We'll see if she'll actually wear it!
And finally, in the midst of all this grey and cold, cold, cold, there are the first indications that Spring really IS on its way!
If that doesn't bring a smile to your winter-weary face, I don't know what will!
Don't forget to check out my book review of Shades of Mercy and the book giveaway, HERE. Happy Sunday!