Thursday, January 28, 2016

Nearing the Finish Line

I've used four of my six skeins of Blue Spruce and have started on the fifth.  I have stitched a little over 2/3 of the design.  This design is addictive.  I am compelled to stitch just one more element and than one more and so on.  With all the handling, the rather stiff Monaco has softened up enough so that I am no longer injuring my forefinger with each stab of the needle.  But the whole experience reminds me why I prefer linen.  Unfortunately, I have two more pieces of Monaco in stash which my frugal soul will insist on using up.  A quick pre-wash will remove most of the sizing and, one hopes, most of the problem.

I need to attend to some chores but if I have time to stitch tonight, I'll concentrate on the corner motifs and the roses.  


Julie said...

It's looking superb, lots of lovely progress.

Maggee said...

Your first winter, as a retired person, and LOOK how much stitching you are getting done! It looks great... you will be done in no time at all! Hugs!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It's looking good and it seems like the thread will last too.
The central motifs would make good ornies or a biscornu on their own.

Rachel S-H said...