I put it down to the fact that it's a new year and I feel the need for a finish. Yes, you guessed it. I got distracted again. I just couldn't deal with all that expanse of fabric that needed to be stitched. I needed something small, something quick. Or at least quickER. Sooooo I picked up Margaret Pence by the Goode Huswife. (Yes, she's OOP.) And I just put the last stitches in her. Yay!! First finish of 2010! I stitched her on 40ct vintage Pearled Barley with DMC threads.
It's obvious I needed to stitch her. After all, I'm Margaret too.
And besides, I'm running out of wall space so a smaller piece is just what I needed!
In the midst of stitching Margaret, Tanya over at the Scarlett House distracted me some more. She mentioned that she was placing an order with the Scarlet Letter, one of my favorite designers. And one of the pieces she ordered was the first piece I'd ever ordered from SL. It was also the first piece I'd ever worked on linen, and the first piece I'd ever worked in silk. It's also a UFO. My oldest. From I would guess the late 1980's or early 1990's, but I don't actually know. Well, Tanya made me go dig it up. So I did. After a bit of closet spelunking, I found my Lucy Maria Wiggin Sampler.
She's obviously not done. And she's on some amazingly low count fabric -- something like 26 or 28ct over two. Ugh! I need to sit down with her and finish her.
I actually did sit down with her for a while, but I couldn't take it for long.
The good thing is that the reason I originally stopped working on her (back in those dark days of former stitching life history) isn't really a problem, or so I've been told. See the problem?
I'm going to have like 1 inch of border at the bottom. But this isn't a problem. So I've been told. :D
Lucy is from my former stitching life. Which I still haven't told you about. But I will say this much -- I had to rescue Lucy from the clutches of some scroll rods. I used to use things like that in my former stitching life.
In other news, the neighborhood college kids are slowly draining from the neighborhood back to college again. Just in time for the girl child to come home for her week off between semesters. Yes, her college is the lone one that has exams after Christmas and then a week off at the end of January when everyone else is back to classes. Although I'm told that the University of Delaware or some such has a break from before Christmas to sometime in the middle of February. Wow! Better not mention that to the boy child. :D So anyway, the girl child will be home sometime this weekend for a week. Time to stock up on groceries and the like!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Tomorrow is TGIF!