I feel nostalgia for those good old days when I could have done the traditional indulgent eating on the day before Lent began: pancakes with syrup, bacon, desserts, candy. But age and type II diabetes have made that impossible. So yesterday seemed like Lent had already started: oatmeal for breakfast, half a veggie wrap for lunch, soup for supper. But at least the stitching was sumptuous: The Sweetheart Tree's Holly and Hearts Sampler's specialty stitches and beading. Rhodes Hearts and Stars, the Amadeus stitch, and lovely pearl and garnet beading! And the result of all that sumptuousness: another finish, the first from the class project list. My next class project, the matching Holly & Hearts ornament, should go relatively quickly since I am already in the rhythm of the design elements in these two pieces. I am really enjoying the specialty stitches and the tracery stitching. The projects are just so lovely and delicate and elegant. It's one of the reasons I really enjoy working with The Sweetheart Tree charts. I have several more in my stash and look forward to stitching them as well. I anticipate a second finish from the class project list before the end of the month. I also got in a bit of stitching on my next [March goal] project from the WIP list, Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie, during my lunch hour. All in all, I feel pretty good about my progress on the February goals.
I'll be sharing my pleasure in this design by offering a PIF of the chart. Just leave a comment on this post. I'll choose a winner on Sunday.