This was the Paisley Pumpkin beaded cross stitch kit from Mill Hill: I did all the beading this weekend, so it’s a finish! YAY!
I had all the stitching done when I put away last Fall, but I didn’t have the space at home to sit down and work on the beading at the time. Since we moved I have plenty more space and I thought it would be a nice finish to get me back into the swing of stitching after a lengthy break.
The chart includes a line of dark green around the whole thing that alternates stitch, bead, stitch, bead, but I left that off because I think I’m going to put a mat around it when I frame it. Just need to order the frame… we’ll save that step for another day, the budget is looking a little small right now.
We had a little home improvement project over the weekend, installing a ceiling fan and light in the living room. It was a big empty ceiling, to start off with and you could see where there used to be a light…
It may seem completely unrelated to my stitching, but the lighting situation in the living room was dim and dark, which meant no stitching out there. Installing this light means that I can hang out in the living room and stitch, which makes me very happy indeed.
And after that was all done and cleaned up I started tearing down those hideous shelves behind the love seat on the far wall, which led to the discovery that painting was done *with* the shelves *on* the wall, so our next home improvement project will be painting the living room a lovely shade of blue.
I think I’m going to make that far wall my needlework wall and hang a collection of framed pieces there 😉