Monday, August 13, 2007

Joy of my Heart Finis

Joy of my Heart - Lori Birmingham
28 count white evenweave linen
Recommended fibers

I finished up Joy of My Heart last evening. I'm planning on using it for the pinkeep lesson being posted this coming weekend on Focus on Finishing. I thinks it's perfect for it. I love finishing things that have been laying around for months and months. I purchased this piece from Hobby Lobby over a year ago when they first started to sell off their cross stitch section. I think I picked it up for less than $5.00. I also love a good deal. :-)


The weekend was mostly about having company on Saturday night. My friend Peggy came over with her husband and six pugs! Oh, what a good time we had. My two slept all day yesterday. :-)

This morning on the train I started stitching Summer Arbor from the Drawn Thread. This will complete the four seasons for me. This one has been in my stash also for over a year. I'll be finished by the end of the week. Not sure what I'll work on next but I have a feeling it will also be one that has been laying around for a while. I still have nine fully kitted projects ready to go. The plan is to do a couple more before I move onto something really new. Of course the exception will be the new Loose Feathers from BBD. Their fall pieces are always particularly pretty.

Kathy posted a comment about what a quick stitcher I am. I really don't think I'm really much quicker than the average stitcher. What I do have is time. I have a 90 minute train ride to work twice a day. So before I do any stitching at all in the evening or on the weekends, I have a solid 15 hours in a week. And I do usually stitch every evening a couple of hours while I watch tv. And that adds up to almost 30 hours a week. That's a ton of time. :-)

8 comments:

Itching To Stitch said...

I love your finish and your start, nice job ;)

Mindi said...

Love the finish, I'll be with you in spirit this week for the pinkeep class. I'm a bit jealous of your train commute. I have an hour each way, if not more, but its in a car. :(

Cheryl said...

Lovely finish, very pretty! I was wondering how you got so much stitching done

Kathy said...

Great finish and nice start. I am glad that the train ride allows you to stitch. Sometimes lighting and other envirnomental things make it difficult to stitch during commutes. Keep up the good work.

Allie said...

beautiful finish! I love that piece. 8 pugs, one roof?? how FUN!

Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Margie, I see you've had two lovely finishes since I stopped by last week, they are both great. Look forward to seeing Joy of My heart turned into a pinkeep. Happy stitching this week :)

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great finish and super start!!!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. I have that LB in my stash-to-do. Are you going to make it into a flatfold?