Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2012

So our fall weather has arrived.  After such a hot, dry summer, it is a bit of a shock to have cool, rainy days.  I'm not complaining, mind you!  We need the moisture.  I've been very busy with housework (we were one of the hosts for a progressive dinner for our parish this past weekend) but am carving out quiet time most Sunday afternoons for stitching.  A cup of tea, some '40s music in the background and my cross-stitching - what more could I ask?

I am planning to post updates at the beginning of each month.  I've been moving along on Winter Fairy - 20 minutes here, an hour there - and am excited to see her continue to take shape.  As you can see, I've finished her bodice.  The white spots are alternating white stiches and places where beads will go.  I don't want to put in the beads or do the backstitching on the wings until everything else is done (although I'm really anxious to see how they will look).  The backstitching is with metallic thread and I'm afraid it would get damaged because I roll up my piece whenever I'm not working on it.  I don't think all the rolling and unrolling would be good for the thread.  I hope to have a lot more progress to show you all at the end of the month.  Sometime in November I'll start stitching a gift tag for my office Secret Santa exchange and I'll post that when it is done.  Meanwhile, hope you each have a wonderful month and a fun Halloween.  Happy Stitching!

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