I may be one of the very few stitchers who hasn't gotten caught up in the Hawk Run Hollow series. This is not because I dislike them. Actually, I think they are quite lovely and I enjoy looking at other folks HRH WIPs. And, it is not that I am such an independent thinker that I resist trends easily. I have been caught up in many a fashion fad ... both stitching related and not. I think the only reason I haven't bought them is because I already have a number of stitching series in my stash that will take me forever to finish. To prove my point, I thought I'd catalog my series here.
- Teresa Wentzler's Faeries: I have stitched the Spring and Autumn Faeries from her Seasonal Faeries booklet and have also stitched a Liliy of the Valley Faerie very similar to the others [a magazine chart, though I can't remember at this late date what magazine]Summer and Winter Faeries remain to be stitched.
- Dragon Dreams Dragons: I have already stitched The Stormbringer and The Ice Dragon's Kingdom but have yet to stitch Dragon of the Summer Sky and Dragon of the Winter Moon. I also have two of her more whimsical dragon charts in my stash, one featuring a dragon tea party and another with dragons representing the four points of the compass.
- Stitching Parlour's Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice series which has all the houses/estates mentioned in Pride and Prejudice: Longbourn, Netherfield, the Collins' parsonage, Rosings, Pemberley. I plan to stitch it up as a neighborhood, all on one piece of linen, in order of appearance in the novel.
- Cluny Tapestry Five Senses. I have already stitched Taste and Hearing and have the charts for Sight, Smell and Touch.
- Then there's the Nashville Market 2005 Town Square series of 42 buildings. I have already stitched a dozen of them and plan to do most of them before I through. They'll be ornaments on a Small Town USA themed Christmas Tree.
- Then there are my Workbasket Quaker Animals that will eventually be assembled as a quilt. I have already stitched 8 of the animals and the house and 4 trees I intend to use as the center of that quilt. But I have five more animals in my stash and haven't checked the Workbasket site in many months to see if they have added more animals.
- Then there are the three Liz Turner Diehl Gardens that are in my stash: a German Garden, the English Tudor Garden and the Summer Garden that reminds me of the Maine seacoast. The only one I have started, and that was as part of a class at CATS 2005, is the Summer Garden.
- A Celtic Tarot Card Deck that I started years ago for my daughter using pierced paper. I've stitched three of the cards, front and back.
- Finally, there's Bent Tree's first Branch series. I have all the charts but have yet to start the piece.
That should keep me busy enough for the time being. I truly don't need HRH on my conscience as well.