What a gorgeous day it is outside today. A perfect summer Sunday. We won’t be going too far, since it is also a long weekend here so everywhere will be stacked with people. So once I’m done with this post my first task will be to check the garden for cucumbers ready to be picked and then I will pull up a chair on the porch and happily stitch the day away.
I’ve made great progress with my Harbour Village cross stitch. Most of the left hand side of the picnic scene is done. There are a few little things left and some outline stitching to do. But I’m going to work on the right hand side and get it done. The little bits of stitches that are left can be done when I’m using those colours on the other side. Then I’ll do all the backstitching and detail highlighting all at the same time.
I’ve also been doing a little knitting, mostly while down at the town playground while watching Abbie run and play with other kids. I’ve finished another wash cloth. I am working from a website I found many years ago that lists about 100 different stitch patterns. I go through them and look for designs that will work on limited number of stitches and then try it. I add the garter stitch borders to the stitch counts of the individual patterns. This is the second I have done from this site, found here.
I’m going to link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching before heading outside.
I'm enjoying seeing your cross-sitched project "come to life"! I'm still working away at my Peppermint Purple sampler... and knitting dishcloths! I tend to stick to a few familiar patterns - makes it easier to pick up and work on when I have only 15 or 20 minutes.ReplyDelete
Your cross stitch is so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of it. I like the cloth you knitted. Thanks for the link to that site.ReplyDelete