Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Stitching - WIP and a New Start

Good evening, everyone. I spent the weekend crafting and stitching. I was hoping to go antiquing, but our weather has been rainy and dreary, definitely not fun conditions for antique shopping.

Instead I stopped by my local craft shops for some yarn, Polyfil, linen, and threads.

Yesterday I finished crocheting some gifts for the holidays and today I stitched on two patterns. I usually try not to start a new project while I have a WIP going, especially when it is another 'large' pattern, but I actually enjoyed the change in my stitching routine.

This morning I stitched on Sampler 4 Saisons. Here is where I left off after 'frogging' and stitching last time.

(Sidenote: Did I tell you what I noticed when I was 'frogging'? Some of white 'leaves' weren't correct?! I had two different dye lots of B5200?!?! Luckily it wasn't a lot of stitching so I was able to 'frog' it without much trouble. Who would have thought I would have two DMC colors that weren't matching?!)

Here was my progress by lunch time. Not bad for a couple of hours of stitching. Last weekend, I went to Michael's and Joann's to check my DMC 498 thread. Sadly, nothing matched it so my plan is to stitch as much as possible with my remaining three skeins and then finish the rest of the tree with new skeins.

This is my progress after lunch and this evening on Sweet Christmas by Cuore e Batticuore. The only fabric I could find in a big enough size was Wichelt-Permin in 32ct lambswool. Some of you know that I HATE this linen. It is stiff and coarse and I swore I would never use it again, but beggars can't be choosers when you live in town nowhere near a cross stitch store.

Don't worry though, I plan on sticking with this project :)

Until next time >___<


  1. You made some nice progress on your tree. I would never have thought that there is even a dye lot difference in B5200. But I realized lately when I was checking on some colours in my stash that in many other DMC colours there is a difference. I have to be careful in the future.
    Nice new start.

    1. Thanks :)

      I wouldn't think so either, but it makes sense in a way. We, stitchers, sometimes have DMC colors in our stash for years. We don't think they'll change, but they do.

  2. The flosses not matching always makes me nervous, I have some DMC thread I inherited from other stitchers that doesn't even have the same label on it.