Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

I've been working on the registration for a literary convention about a children's book author, so stitching has taken a back seat to endless hours entering information into a database. I am so sick of my computer (except for when I steal time to look at blogs). But I have managed to do two small pieces. I've been in an animal mood lately, it seems. This little fellow is a freebie that I got from the site. The chart can be found here.

Midnight Owl
Lesley Teare
Platinum (I think) 28 count linen
DMC threads

The next piece in my menagerie is from The Gift of Stitching (September 2006). This was really fun to stitch. I got to play around with overdyed threads - after using them it is sometimes hard to get out the good old DMC. But what would we do without it! I'm still sad that WalMart stopped carrying their floss.

Have You Any Wool
Beth K. Hendzlik
Off-white Belfast linen
(mostly) my own conversion of WDW, GAST and CC

Since I'll be traveling to the convention soon I wanted a smallish project to accompany me. Barbara kindly sent me the chart for Brite Birds, so I have started that and will take it with me. Even though I doubt I'll have the time to stitch, having something to bring along is like a security blanket!

Here in Massachusetts the month of June has been like monsoon season, and July has started out the same way. My stitching lamp has provided me more daylight than the real thing! I hope
the sun is shining down on everyone, wherever you are.