Resting Birds Progress
It is easier to see my progress when you look at the back.
So in the evenings (or during the day) when I am tired and very unlikely to do anything productive I sit down with my needlepoint and work a few more stitches.
I’m just working tent stitch (which is a fancy way of saying half cross stitch). Being an orderly type of person (some might say a bit of a control freak), I like to have an order to my stitching. Currently that order is rotating through the colours; white, light-green, medium-green, dark-green, navy blue, white, … even just listing all of the colours is mesmorising.
I have now finished all of the light-green (yay! although this is all about the process and not so much about the end product).
This particular project has proven to be easy to do and very relaxing – more people should take it up.
Birds – look they match my flowers
Miss A has been unwell – headache, sore throat, cough (usual winter ailment), but it means we have been sticking close to home. So there has been a bit of canvas work done (and a lot of television viewing – 800 Words, Pitch Perfect 2). I am enjoying the process – very calming, although I suspect the back ground will be extremely annoying (do I do a different stitch to make it more interesting?)
Pin Cushion and a reference
Back of my pin cushion
Front of my pin cushion
I have started a Canvas Work course here – this is a very lovely place I encourage you all to do something there.
Our first project was to create a pin cushion or needle book – as you can see, I chose the pin cushion.
We had amazing instructions and I managed to get most of it finished at home – the folding the square and stitching it up is magic. I’m finding it extremely addictive and quite therapeutic – there is a meditative quality to it.
My next project is a sampler. I have been busy checking out pinterest for a colour palette and thinking about layout and stitch types. Hence the purchase of the book in the above photos – I needed some kind of stitch dictionary (I did look for an online source, but I couldn’t really find what I was looking for).