Well, the New Year has brought about a serious case of startitis. I admit, I'm one of the victims. And I know I'm not the only one. There's Karoline, Gio, and -- well I know there were a whole slew of New Year's starts if nothing else! I think all those New Year's starts just got the ball rolling! So here's my case of startitis laid out to see.
You all know about the Prairie Schooler ABC SAL. I'm currently here on it. Admittedly, this was not part of the startitis. But I had to show where I was before the startitis started. :D
I think if there weren't 27 parts to it, it wouldn't be so discouraging.
Then, I wanted to try something else over one (the PS ABC is over one on 30ct), so I started this -- Beneath the Waters by CHS, which I'm also stitching over one on 30ct.
As you can see, I've gotten a bit farther since the last picture. I do love this one -- need to get back to it!
Then New Year's Day came along and I said -- oh boy! An excuse for a new start! Sooooo, I started And All Was For an Appil by the Scarlet Letter with Laurie and some others. This is what the piece will look like.
And here is where I am. Rather paltry.
In case you're wondering, it's the cloud in the upper left hand corner. Oh, and a bit of the sun underneath. I'm using 40ct R&R Apple Brown Bindy with DMC threads.
The funny thing about this one is that going back to over two on 40ct was rather jarring. After all the over one on 30ct, over 2 on 40ct looked absolutely ginormous!! And I just couldn't settle into it! Of course part of the problem was that everyone was still home on vacation and break -- hubby and kids both. And I couldn't just settle into a normal stitch.
So anyway, my mind was wandering around, thinking how much I was missing that over one on 30ct. And I happened to think of another A&E that I'd started a couple of years ago and put down because the over one on 30ct was driving me crazy. Hmmm, I thought. I bet I could handle that one now! So I went into my WIP (or UFO) drawers and found my Elizabeth Inman by the Scarlet Letter. And I seemed to find my cure for startitis. This is what the piece will look like.
And here is where I am.
Now keep in mind that I already had the first four lines of the top verse done when I put it down back in 2007 or whenever that was. I only had one more line of verse to do to get to the good part, but at that point in time, I didn't have the patience. But now I did!
The good parts. :D
I'm using AVAS and an unidentified piece of 30ct linen. Ok, if you have to know, I bought the kit. And that's what I'm using.
A word of warning. See the motif in the center there above? With the blue flowers? That was supposed to be stitched over two. I followed the instructions, which didn't mention that that motif was supposed to be over two. Then I looked closely at the pictures on the website and realized my error. No way am I frogging that! Luckily, from that point on, I just looked at the picture for what was to be stitched over two. Just note that for future reference if you're planning to stitch this one.
So I think that's the end of my startitis for now. It had better be -- I need to finish something now instead of accumulating WIPs! There is one exception though. I'm joining an impromptu SAL for a day of Quaker stitching a week. But that's it!! Really! :D
Of course, we're not counting all the quilting and knitting that's been going on recently. In my head that is. I hope to do some actual quilting and knitting at some point too. lol!
In other news, starting January 4, everyone was back to school and work. The girl child even had to go back to school for language classes and to study for her finals. She'll be back for her between semesters break at the end of January. Anyway, it was really nice to get back to routine -- I don't know if anyone else thought so, but I did! After all, the father type had been home on vacation since December 14!! That's a loooooong time! I dearly love my father type, but having him underfoot for that long -- well let's just say it's nice to be back to the norm! I enjoy my alone time, even if it's not always stitching time! Sorry, father type! Hope you don't mind!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Sorry it took me so long to post in the New Year!