Yep, I figured I'd better put in another post before NOVEMBER comes knocking on my door.
Lately I've been itching to stitch and have found some great freebies on the internet (all legal) mostly from a great thread on EMS's freebie forum (thanks to Birthe who keeps it up and others who contribute). It's strange....I feel like Rip Van Winkle in many ways as I took a hiatus from stitching for about three years due to a heavy courseload in college...I graduate and things have seemed to change so much!!!! But I am fortunate to have run into some of my stitching friends from a previous group so it's good to touch base with some people that I do know.
My current "small" w.i.p.'s are the skinner sisters "Runic Alphabet" http://www.skinnersisters.com/ I plan to turn it into a rune bag for my runes that the bradness and kids have gifted me for Mother's day.
I'm also stitching a redwork snowflake, I need to make two more then it will be *hopefully* a three sided ornament. At Michaels today, they had some glass beads with pearls at 50% so I grabbed a thread to incorporate with this ornie. I'll post pictures when I figure out how to upload and get around this blog!
Overall, it's nice considering that I haven't stitched in ages. I also finished a tiny squirrel that I have dubbed "Ratatosk" and will make him into a small scissors fobs. Anyone have a great site that shows interesting ways to make a fob? Please share!
I just kitted up Witches Stitches "Nordic Rune Sampler". Most likely it's my next project and probably will be a long-term Work in Progress....I tend to want to start more things then finishing them.
It's funny...when I started stitching ages ago, it's amazing how my tastes in stitching have changed...I went from my amish phase when I started out... to dragonflies....to many things...now I see with the changes in the three years I have been "out of the loop"...I'm wanting to try my hand at a biscournu to having a growing interest in blackwork and redwork. Overall, while I see that an interest in cross stitch has waned a bit, there is still plenty out there for me to get involved again. Over all, it's a great feeling. I feel like I'm "coming home" again so to speak.
Wooo hoooo.....my fingers itch to stitch again!!!!!