I finished the kit from Tristan Brooks Designs a bit back and have it up on our needlework wall. It was a great project. I have since started another crewel work project and then got agitated and took a break from it. I was using different wool thread and fabric than what I had used in the two kits and the materials are vexing me. I don't think I will scrap it, but I do need to give it a rest. I am now onto a new cross-stitch project and it's going well.
Sadie finished her first Calendar Girl from Little House Needleworks.
She collects these patterns and I wasn't sure if she'd be up for doing a project with this many stitches, but she went for it. There was some frustration but she stuck it out and I'm so proud of her. And she is of herself. She keeps saying she can't believe she finished it. She has since finished two quick and small projects to avoid burnout. I'm not sure if she will do another calendar girl, now that she realizes how long they take.
My mind kind of broke (again) in researching samplers. I discovered darning samplers, which I never knew existed and I can't even look at the pinterest board I found for more than 5 minutes before I get overwhelmed. I haven't even scrolled down to see what is on there, I'm still stuck on the top few rows.
- I'm super excited because my birthday is coming up and I plan to buy a bunch of needlework books and word has it grammie ordered a cake for me from one of my favorite bakeries, which now has a dedicated cake baking storefront, The Cakery. This name makes me so happy.
- We are headed to Oracs Island soon and I am so excited to be outside and on an adventure. Hopefuly the weather will behave somewhat. I can't believe we lived in Seattle for 5 years and never went there.
- We are studying Emily Dickinson right now and I am giddy with all the materials available at the library and online. I will cull them all soon. I am learning so much about her, I knew very little and once again I love discussing how conflicting/different biographical materials are with the girls when we learn about people and history.