Sunday, 4 July 2010

Summer Startitis

This summer I've been suffering from a serious bout of startitis... Essentially, nothing in my WIP pile is really grabbing me, so I'm pulling out other things. Thankfully I've managed to limit myself (mostly) to small items.

In June I started A New Beginning.

I also pulled out a small tapestry I'd bought at a lace fair - Tulip Scissor Keeper bu Sue Hawkins. I've actually completed one side now - so half way (less the edging of the complete piece to make it up):

One of my goals for June was to start a Blackbird Designs piece, from the selection I bought on holiday. I chose Sunflower Charms (Loose feathers #15):

I've only put in a few lengths of thread so far, but I'm enjoying the wonderfully summery colours - just perfect for the current weather!

Last night I wanted another change of scenery, and decided to start an ornament (given I failed to stitch one in June). I picked out Santa's Buddies by Angel Stitchin from the 2009 JCS ornament issue:

I'm stitching it on 32 count linen, so decided a single strand of Gentle Arts Wool was enough - I'm really enjoying using the wool. This is a really cute and fun stitch - I hope to finish him this week!

With 2 new lace making starts since May (Bedfordshire flower and the garter for Krista), I've got quite a few things on the go. Not sure that won't stop my itchy fingers from wanting to start something else though!!!


Daffycat said...

Excellent new start Jo! And you've made good progress on all of them. I think there is nothing better than a new start to get the mojo flowing in earnest!

Giovanna said...

Great show! I have a SH WIP which I haven't touched for years, and there's not that much left to do... I really should pick it up again, I love her designs.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Yup, you've got it bad girl!

So how about that TW of yours that's languishing and screaming : "stitch me! Stitch me!"