It has been awhile since I gave you a stitching update. Retreat and a new grandbaby didn't bring my stitching to a halt, just a temporary slow down :)
I pulled out my neglected 2012 Sal Sopresa awhile back.
Here is my before picture-
Here is my after picture-
It's not finished, but I'm making progress.
I've acquired some more new stash. Thank heaven I didn't sign up for the Stitch From Stash Challenge this year. I would be a big failure already!
It is a kit by the Purple Thread. Purple Thread is a new designer to me. This is an adorable needlebook and scissor fob in a decorated paper mache box that I hope I can reuse eventually.
Finish #1-the needlebook to go in my Tea Time Basket.
Confession Time- I love the mosaic stitch in needlepoint projects. It is very versatile, looks great in the diagonal, and makes a beautiful texture. But I put in lots of mosaic stitch with silk threads on my Tea Time Basket and from 2 feet away it looks exactly the same to me as a plain ole cross stitch. So I am using more cross stitch and less mosaic stitch on this project.
Finish #2-The May block for my Wooly Good Year Quilt
Finish #3 & 4-2 more blocks for my Red Home quilt
Last, but definitely not least, I received a RAK in the mail! Some cute cross stitchable trim, floss, Made with Love charms, and some needles. There was no return address and I'm embarrassed to admit I can't read the name signed on the card! I think it is Marlene??? So, if it was you, Thank You So Much! It came as a total surprise and it touches my heart that you took the time to send it :)
Finally, an update on my ebay selling business- I am getting lots and lots of really great items from de-stashing sellers. It is slow going right now, but I hope to be able to get more items up real soon. If you want to watch my listings click HERE.