Oh gosh! It's been a while since I've posted, hasn't it? I seem to have slowed down on social media in general this summer and am way behind on blog reading and commenting and posting and etc. Sorry!
I do have something to tease in knitting, and a couple of pieces to show off in stitching. First the knitting. I did some preview knitting for Brooklyn Tweed!!! For stitchers, this is like doing model stitching for Hands Across the Sea Samplers or Scarlett House, except you get to keep your sampler from the beginning. lol! Very exciting, in other words. So for now I can only show sneak peeks of my knitting. (Yes, it's already finished. No, you can't see it yet.). Here are a couple of peeks. I used Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the color Button Jar.
I can't wait to show off my sweater! It's being released as part of the Terre Verte Collection, which releases October 7.
OK, now I will show you a stitching finish. Here it is, EF 1864 by Needlework Press.
I love her so much! She was from Sampler and Antique Needlework magazine, summer 2011. I used the called for NPI silks and I have no clue what fabric I used, except that it was 40ct. I find Berlin style stitching to be a bit of a chore so it took me a while to get back to this one. But I'm so glad I did!
Speaking of getting back to something, I picked up my neglected Prairie Schooler Alphabet as well. In this spurt of activity, I finished the L and B blocks.
I'm stitching it over one, which is probably one reason why I keep picking it up and putting it down again. Maybe someday I'll finish it! I'm using DMC floss for it.
This past weekend we managed to drive down to see DD in her new apartment. It's very odd to drive down instead of using mass transit. So many changes to everyday life -- it's also the first time I've really been out and about since the pandemic started except for essential things. We had a beautiful day out, along with lots of walking, social distancing, masking up, and outdoor eating.
It was a nice change to get out and to see our sweet girl. She stayed with us for about a month, but was going crazy in the 'burbs. lol!
And of course, Mia is, as always, the diva of the household. She is happy to have her boy around all the time now. And she didn't mind having DD around for a month either.
This has gotten long enough, so I'll save what I'm working on right now for later. I hope everyone is safe and well. Happy Autumn!