This is the SAL that Claire and I are working on, but it could also relate to the amount of stitching I’ve done in the last couple of weeks! Like most stitchers, I always get less done in the summer months, especially when the weather is fine, as there’s just lots of other things around the house/garden that need doing.
I did actually manage to make a little progress on our SAL this week though, and here’s a pic of the fat cat…
I bought a chart quite a few weeks ago called Ribbon Sampler by Sampler Cove, it’s part of the Rhapsody in Red series. The series includes the Ribbon Sampler and lots of stitching accessories.
The design is stitched on 40ct Newcastle linen with one thread and is a large design, being just over 17 inches x 17 inches when finished. I ordered the fabric and threads this week, I have chosen some Hand Dyed Fibers. Fabric and threads arrived yesterday and they look gorgeous!
The pics are a bit gloomy as they were taken early this morning when it was still quite dark in the house but the threads are a gorgeous reddy/dark terracotta sort of colour that will look amazing in my lounge. I’ve made working copies of the chart, enlarged onto A3 size paper LOL. I really want to start this now but I am being very patient and have decided that this will replace Cirque des Triangles as my Saturday project once I have finished that.
I’m off to get the housework done now as I am working five day weeks for the next three weeks, instead of having Monday off each week, so instead of having a three day weekend to get everything done I’ll have to squeeze it into two. BUT, I am extremely happy to be working the extra days because the reason behind the overtime is the fact that my boss is going away on holiday – yipppeeeeee! Also, I get three days more pay this month 😉
Have a great weekend everybody!