First, here's a small project I finished - the first in the series of twelve Sheep Virtues by LHN. I'm using hand-spun, hand-dyed wool fibers by Liz at Dragonflylotus.
I have a lot of catching up to do on this series, as I believe we're up to the sixth sheep. So, I'm only five behind. Baa baa!!
Next, I've started stitching this GORGEOUS sampler by Theresa Baird - A Maryland Inspiration. Don't have a progress pic to share yet, but here's a photo of the model. Don't you absolutely love it? Theresa is definitely at the top of my list of favorite designers!
I also grabbed two other charts designed by Theresa Baird: Stone House on the Brandywine, and A Cottage by the Sea. The cottage chart is only available at Salty Yarns, so head on over there if you want to stitch this beauty!!
Today, I'm busily at work stitching the first in the new Loose Feathers series by Blackbird Designs, called "Wild Berries." Again, this is a model pic (sorry!) but I'm about 1/2 way done and am hoping to finish this one today or tomorrow! The colors of the Gentle Arts fibers for this one are beautiful, by the way! Don't you love the bird? I have a weakness for designs with BIRDS and HOUSES.
I'm also working on the Lizzie Kate "mystery" Halloween design from last year, and have two Scarlet Letter samplers I'm still working on - "The Sampler" and "Cornelia Vanderveer." Whew - long list, I know! ;-)
Lastly, I have been pretty diligent with my "Operation Organization" here. I've managed to sort almost all of my stash into groups by designer, type up lists of the titles of a good number of my charts (by designer, and in ALPHABETICAL ORDER, thanks to Word), and have labeled and organized all my fabrics AND fibers! I know that sounds like I must be finished, but NOPE!! Still dealing with piles all over my craft room (aka, Guest Bedroom!) and still have a hefty STACK of WIP's sitting next to my stitching spot. But I did finish constructing my two lateral filing cabinets, so I have a place for a chunk of my charts to reside.
For some reason, my Wheaten Terrier Seamus has decided he likes jumping up and getting comfortable on my stitching area - so I now need to cover everything or move it all out of the reach of his dirty paws anytime I move away from stitching (like right now). But, he's a sweetheart and I love his company, so I'm not complaining. He had a very scary (and expensive) bout with some mystery illness
last month, and I was really scared I was going to lose him. So, I'm grateful he's back to his energetic self and happy he wants to spend time with me.
Hope everyone has a great Sunday. Happy stitching - and next time I'll have more actual pics of my progress on my projects!! Kevin