Friday, February 4, 2011

February So Far...

Now that I'm recovering from the shock of winning Carol's giveaway, I thought I would post what I'm working on this month. I am doing my very first SAL with the Yahoo group for Oakhaven Designs. I am a sucker for owls, and there will be an owl design for every month. Here is January's owl:
Ever since I learned how to stitch on linen it's what I've always chosen to use, but for some reason this SAL seemed to call out for Aida. So I'm stitching on Jobelan Aida in a hand-dyed shade called Babbling Brook. I love this little owl and am looking forward to the next installment for February.

I did start LHN's The North Wind, which has taken me away from Jenny Bean for awhile. It's such a pretty design. A warning to anyone who wants to stitch it, though - it is very likely you will need two skeins of Crescent Colours Pea Pod, which isn't specified in the instructions. But I'm nearly done with the lettering and this color is called for all around the border, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to run out. So learn from my experience and buy two skeins!

I subscribe to Just CrossStitch, and though I don't often find something I want to stitch from it, I enjoy looking at all the designs. And this month's issue does have something I'd love to take on one day - Winter at Beacon House by Praiseworthy Stitches. It's well worth the cost of the magazine. Speaking of JCS, my November/December issue never arrived. I wrote to customer service requesting that they send me a copy, and instead they sent the 2010 Ornament issue, which I already have. If there is anyone out there who needs one, let me know (my email is in my profile) and I'll be happy to send it to a new home. If more than one person wants it I'll have DS pick a name out of a hat.

11 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Your owl looks very cute. Lovely progress on North Wind.

Sally said...

Your owl looks really cute!

Love your North Wind progress. I will remember about the pea pod when I get around to stitching it.

Lei B. said...

What a cute little owl! Love the fabric you chose to stitch on.

Rebekka said...

That owl is so very cute.

I am going to stitch the Praiseworthy Stitches design, too. It'll have to be later on in the year, though, as I've got so many projects going already. :)

I have not gotten the Ornament issue yet, and I'd be delighted to give one of yours a good home, if it's not already spoken for.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Rebekka

Pumpkin said...

Your WIP are lovely :o) The owl is too cute!

Carol said...

Oh, I do love that North Wind piece you're working on Michele! When I student-taught in kindergarden we always sang a song with those words (how on earth do I remember that after 34 years!).

I'll have to check out the JCS issue when I'm at work today. Every now and then they really do have some very nice designs, don't they?

Michele said...

North Wind looks beautiful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

love that little owl!

Teri said...

An owl design for every month - how cool! The blue background fabric for this little guy is just right. Happy stitching!

Carol R said...

Cute little owl and lovely progress on North Wind!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress on both of your projects! I like the little owl guy. :)