In my last post, I listed a series of new starts. Every so often I get terminally bored with my current WIPs. Or sometimes a bunch of intriguing new charts come to my attention all at once. In this case, it was a little of both.
Morning Glory's Buttoned Heart Pin Cushion. This was one of the charts in the retreat gift bag. I had to start it because I had just the right materials on hand: a small scrap of antique rose 28ct linen and a partial skein of Caron Waterlilies Meadow, not enough for a full sized project but more than enough for a small. Sometimes, materials seem to leap out of stash, shouting "use me, use me, you know I'm perfect." I even had some flowery meadow-ish fabric on hand for a finish and a small pearlized pink button.
Also, from the retreat gift bag was this small souvenir scissor fob, Making Waves in Sturbridge. I don't know why I feel compelled to stitch Sue's little retreat themed gifts right away. Perhaps because I know, deep down, I am unlikely to finish the class project within the same year. Still, I 'll have a few smalls to show for it all. Plus, these tiny projects feed my appetite for finishes.
And another goodie bag chart, Ginny Thompson's Sampler ornament, turned out to be a one day wonder, stitching up very quickly in the deep rose pink flower thread accompanying the chart. This was stitched on a tiny scrap of antique rose 28ct linen.
I am not quite done with the new starts yet. Sue Donnelly's Friendship Sampler from the gift bag is in the hoop but I haven't stitched enough of it to be photo worthy. And, then there's Papillion Creations monochromatic chart door prize that I want to start stitching. This is the way the WIP list grows.