The last two weeks have been rather crazy and I don’t see that stopping at least until sometime in April. So, while I’ve been spending a lot of work hours, I have managed to do a tiny bit of reading and even put in a stitch or two 🙂
29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
Ben Aaronovitch’s latest entry in the Peter Grant series is Foxglove Summer and it’s set in the English countryside. Loved it!
Hotel lighting and late work hours doesn’t leave a lot of productive stitching time. But I can manage something relatively simple now and then.
This is a “blackwork” design by Bird Brain Designs done in blue. The design is printed on on iron-on sheet and then ironed on the background fabric. No tracing! Perle cotton and a sharp needle is all you need to stitch away. Very little brain power required. Perfect for my travel project 😉
I’m a homebody. Of course, this may surprise you given the amount of travel I do for work, but I truly prefer to curl up on my own couch each and every night with needle in hand. So far this year, it’s been one busy weekend after another and I finally got a quiet one! Minimal errands. DVR full of good stuff and stitching galore (that’s never an issue).
I finished part one of Lizzie Kate’s Things Unseen Sampler:
The fabric is 32-ct PTP Wren and Weeks flosses. I’m *very* tempted to start part 3 (the bottom) and then do part 2. I’m ornery that way, I suppose 😉 We’ll see what happens next weekend!
I also put in the first stitches on January’s Hands on Design “Year in Chalk” this morning.
This is 30-ct WDW Gunmetal linen. January calls for Chalk and Tropical Ocean GAST.
You may have noticed the increased use of QSnaps lately (or you may not – no worries). While I still consider myself an “in-hand” stitcher primarily, the ‘snaps are definitely handy for linens and opening up the holes.
I spent the weekend away with a few friends and found time to make more progress on Part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Things Unseen Sampler. The final installment arrived in the mail while I was gone so now I know what I’m working toward 🙂
As for the Reading Challenge, I finished off Raging Heat (not counting it as I started it last year) and started my book for #29 – A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
I adore this series and excited to read Peter Grant’s latest adventure 🙂