Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gone Batty

I'm back from 2 weeks of work travel, hopefully with no more travel for a little while. (I do enjoy traveling, but work travel - with the requirement to be social from breakfast through dinner - wears me out.) Luckily the Airport Security Theater let me take my stitching (with both needle and fold-up embroidery scissors) along with me, so I spent the usually boring hours in the airports and on the planes mostly* stitching.

I finished the Alsatian Redwork Heart during the first trip (see previous post). That was 1 over 1 on 28 ct linen with overdyed pink thread. After that I needed something different, so I settled on a Halloween design on Aida, with DMC threads.
This is "Gone Batty" from Just Cross Stitch magazine (October 2015 I think), done on 16 ct Aida. I liked the whimsy of it. It was super annoying to stitch - the Aida was incredibly stiff and I had a heck of a time finding the holes with the needle. But I like how it turned out.


* I also picked up a book to read, "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. I've tried to read it in the past, but it never really spoke to me. There are still many things that don't really apply to me, but instead of being annoyed by them as I was before, I am finding them interesting.

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