Almost There on My Token of Love

[update 1/24/2017] Finished a motif and a skein of floss at the same time, seemed like a good place to take a pause and put her away for a bit.

progress on my token of love by rosewood manor

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Pattern Pick of the Day: Dreaming of Tulips

Dreaming of Tulips cross stitch pattern from Rosewood ManorBecause the snow has melted, there’s no ice on my back patio, and I’m ready to start pulling weeds and tilling soil so we can plant some veggies and new flowers!

Dreaming of Tulips design by Rosewood Manor, one of their newest pattern releases, is currently available at 123stitch.com

The model is stitched with seven colors of Weeks Dye Words threads on antique white linen. (#1330, #1332, #2202, #2205, #2221, #2282, #4121)

Stitch count is 199 x 199

Pattern Pick of the Day: Spring Quakers

Spring Quakers by Rosewood ManorWe could use a little Spring right now… it is cold out there.

This pattern and the thread pack are both available from 123stitch.com

Stitch count is 170w x 270h

The model was stitched on 28 count Picture This Plus Valor Cashel with the beautiful Valdani floss, which is a collection of 3-strand floss balls from Rosewood Manor (you can see the thread balls in the corner of the picture here)

The pattern booklet also includes 10 bonus designs, one of which is an alphabet, to help you create a custom sampler unique to you.

Halfway Point on My Token of Love, and something extra to share

I may not get to stitch every morning, but I’m still making good progress.
My Token of Love Stitching Progress
(you can compare to my last update) I’m, halfway on this project now and I have to say there is something very satisfying about highlighting all the symbols on a single page of working copy, a nice little milestone in the accomplishment process.

I also wanted to share this cool art project that my son Noah did with my fellow owl-loving friends here…

Noah's Art Project Owl

Yes, that is indeed an owl drawn up of the word OWL over and over again at different strengths and sizes. I can barely draw a straight line most of the time, so I’m very glad my boys inherited their artistic abilities from their father.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the creativity happening in my corner of the world. I’d love to see what you’re working on too, leave a comment below and point me toward your latest project update 😉

Happy Stitching!
Loretta

Almost Halfway on My Token of Love

I’ve made a nice amount of progress stitching My Token of Love this month, I’m almost at the halfway point. I’ve been taking 30 – 60 minutes in the mornings during the week after everyone leaves to just sit by myself, enjoy some hot coffee, and stitch before I fire up the computer and start working.

progress stitching My Token of Love (a Rosewood Manor design)

I’ve had a lot of folks ask about the threads I’m using on this project ~ DMC variegated thread (#115 garnet)
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Stitching Progress This Week!

It feels like forever since I had real stitching progress to share here on the blog. I mentioned in the newsletter last week that I was recovering from feeling pretty darn crappy and as part of that I prescribed myself some stitching time daily. I have to say, stitching is good medicine.

I put a few hours in stitching My Token of Love by Rosewood Manor, a project that has been neglected for awhile. This was my morning project, I’d stitch for 30 minutes or so after everyone left for school each morning. A cup of hot coffee and whatever random cooking show was on TV…
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(you can see previous progress on My Token of Love here)

Then my weekend project was starting Joker & Harley by weelittlestitches
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I’m hoping that I can finish this one up this week ~ yay for quick projects!

Finally, Some Stitching Time!

I cannot tell you how badly I really needed to just have some nice quiet stitching time. I finally had some this week. Not a lot of progress, but managed to get a little bit done on My Token of Love. This was taken with my phone last night, so it’s not the best picture… I’ll grab a better picture next time!

Finally some stitching time... like a much needed therapy session :-P
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Third Round of Stitching on My Token of Love

I got a little further along on My Token of Love over the weekend…
third round of stitching on my token of love
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