I finally got the rest of the Gentle Arts threads I had ordered for January and February of the Snowflower Diaries Joyful World SAL, and I made a lot of progress. Actually, I finished January. :D
I really like these patterns, though they are a challenge. I've never used quite this high a count fabric before, and my eyes aren't as good as they used to be. I had to use pins to help me count the long rows of stitches; I had to REALLY pay attention as I was stitching (I had to frog the tall flower stem twice because I was watching tv while stitching and messed up); I stitched over three on accident several times; and man, the eyelet stitch was tedious. My first time doing eyelet stitches, though. I think they turned out all right.
I'm looking forward to starting February!
Meanwhile, I put aside Mos Eisley and worked on a small heart thingie this past week. It's a freebie by Barbi from here. I'm not super happy with the colors. If I stitch it again, I'll choose different colors - brighter colors. But it's still a sweet little design.
More first-time stitches: satin stitch, and woven spider wheel stitch.
If I have any time to stitch tomorrow, I'm going to try to finish the last couple of leaves on Tall Oaks.
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