I really, really, REALLY need to work on Corsica River. It is just so large and so overwhelming that I steer clear of it too. I have decided to make this my Sunday project. Any stitching done on Sunday's will be on Corsica River. Pat and Anne gave me good hints today for helping me see my progress. Pat likes to take photos and look back at how far she has come. Anne suggested placing a pin at where I am when I am at the start of the month and then look back so see how far I have come. Both good ideas to help me measure my progress and give myself some encouragement. Slow and steady I will get there.
I pulled this Chester County Sampler out of the basket of shame. It has sat in the darkness of the closet for several years. This is going to be my Saturday project. I sidelined this because it has so many Algerian eyes. Duh, it's a sampler so of course there is a sampling of Elizabeth Pusey's speciality stitches and not just cross stitch but all those Algerian eyes is why I parked it. One letter at a time is how I will measure progress here. The cool thing about this one is that I have seen the original at the Chester County Historical Society. I really want to cross this off my list.
I have just a wee bit of progress on Quaker Halloween. This is going to be my Monday to Friday pre-work project. I am almost done two of the six pages of the pattern. And of course, I have seen the new Quaker Christmas from Lila's Studio. I would be rash to promise being able steer clear of purchasing it.
Now for a take-a-long project........not sure what that is going to be but I have a thought. I have been searching for this project for a couple of years. (yes, years!) I remembered purchasing it at a quilt show but when I went looking for it I couldn't find it. Every visit to the quilt show, I wouldn't buy it because I knew I had it. Imagine my surprise when putting away fat quarters recently and there it was. All my in and out of my storage boxes of fat quarters and I never saw it in any of the boxes makes no sense. I don't know what logic had me put it away there but it must have made sense at the time. This should be an easy take-a-long piece. My recent taste of surface embroidery might be driving this project. I've also got to stitch up an exchange piece for the Prim Stitchers Retreat in June.......another take-a-long possibility.
Oh and one more thing.....
I started and finished up this basket tag in two days this week. The basket was a thank you gift from the shop owner of Stitch by Stitch, Cape May, NJ at retreat this past fall. The teacher that weekend was Cathy Haberman of Hands On Design. Cathy gifted us with the complete kit for stitching and finishing the basket tie-on. I might take it to work for my desk......except that I have removed almost all my personal items from my desk when I started my retirement countdown.
Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!