The Sunflower Seed
40 count natural linen
Indigo Ocean Hand Dyed Silk from Vikki Clayton
I finished up Celtic Birds last night rather than work on the Village. I just love to finish things up and I really only had about an hours worth of stitching after my train ride home yesterday. This is a thin piece - less than two inches tall to it's seven inches wide - I'm thinking this sure would be a pretty basket band a la KarenV. I really should make another one so both sides of my basket match but I know that will never happen. :-) This went very quickly, much more quickly than I thought it would given the fact that it was stitched on 40 count. It's nice to know I don't have any problems with the finer count linens. But don't take that to mean that I'll be doing a lot on 40 count! Once in a while maybe for small pieces - my hats off to those of you who can use 40 count on BAPs. :-) You guys are just crazy. It's 32 count for me for those.
For the rest of the week on the train, I'm getting a head start on my ornament of the month for my SAL since I'll be busy on the planned stitching weekend. It's Topiary II from Hillside Samplings. Thanks again go to Cathy for her RAK. She saw that I was looking for I and II and had a spare II laying around and sent it to me. Not much to look at yet because I do the border first but by tomorrow hopefully I'll have the start of a tree.
I'm still looking for information on Topiary I - I think it's from around 2000 or so since Topiary II has a date of 2001. I'd love to trade or purchased it if anyone has a spare.