Once I get going, I really get going. I am done with my exclusive focus on the band sampler for at least the next little while and am back to rotation stitching with a vengeance. On Tuesday I started Milady's Tea Shoppe from the Town Square SAL. I made a fair amount of progress on it through Friday.
Today, I have started work on Piper's stocking. This has been on my goals list every month since December and I finally got around to it. Since I am stitching over one on 32ct linen, this particular start is barely discernible. Believe it or not, this tiny bit of stitching represents two and half hours work while watching three episodes of Chicago Fire on DVD.
Next, I started a lovely little monochrome design for a small pin pillow, Pineberry Lane's Mehitabel's Redwork Sampler. Pineberry Lane is a new-to-me designer that I find to be a cross between Blackbird Designs and various primitive designers in mood and tone. I am loving this little design.
Although I had been a totally committed rotation stitcher for many years, I have become an unpredictable and somewhat erratic one larely. It all started with Liam's stocking, Teresa Wentzler's Woodland Angel Christmas Stocking.. I found that project so very compelling, I stitched on very little else from July to November of 2013. Once I had finished that, the band sampler became my obsession. But I find I now need some very simple and/or some very different stitching, something easy on the eyes.