Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I am down to the wire on this one! Yeah! And I'm almost out of thread on four of my colors. I didn't go with the recommended colors because I didn't have any so I just winged it with what I already had on hand. And all of them where partial skeins. I won't have any of the two pinks or any of the two greens left. In fact, I might be stitching with air those last couple of dark green stitches. ;-) But the end is near! I've only been working on this two weeks but for me and a BBD that is forever. I can usually finish one of their designs in a week or so.

I would like to start working on the latest LF #31, Blessings and Kind Wishes but after looking at the fiber requirements, I need to purchase all but one skein. I'm not sure I want to spend the cash right now as I'm feeling cheap and I have plenty of other stuff to keep me busy. I also want to get started on the BBD Mystery that came with this years LF charts. Did you see how big that piece will be when it's completed? 23" x 8"! Wow that's a biggy BBD for sure. If you are stitching it all on one piece (as I am) you will need a piece of linen that is 27" x 12" (30 count). I'm doing mine on 32 count and I think I'll dye another piece of linen like I did for this one but in a little more of a grayish tan. I'm hoping to get started on the Mystery before the next LF comes out but I might not make it as I expect #32 to come out soon.


Stephanie said...

It's looking really great - I can't believe you're that far along in 2 weeks and this is slow! I've just finished Awake the Dawning Day and it took me A YEAR!!! Admittedly, I was stitching an awful lot of other things at the same time :) Looking forward to the finish!

Melissa said...

Wow Margie...it looks wonderful. You've really worked hard on this. You'll have it done before you know it.

Sandra said...

Rites of Spring is looking lovely and you should have it finished for the weekend. I don't envy you your long journey to work, but I would love so much stitching time.