Sunday, August 29, 2010

New project

Well, in the end, it didn't take me all that long to decide what I would be stitching next. I have decided on my very first Prairie Schooler design that reads "A stitch in time". I thought it would be perfect to head up my blog. It's stitched on 32 count, and I completely forgot how small that is! I'm not having as much trouble with it as I initially thought I would though. The last time I worked on 32 count was 13 years ago, and my eyes were a touch better then!

I told myself that I was going to get everything organised last night to be able to start stitching today. It was quite late when I got off the phone to my mum, so intended to head to bed once I had done that. Well, it turns out that there were other ideas afoot... I had everything ready - threads sorted, material cut, centre found... And then as I was about to put it away, a little voice entered my head - "just a stitch or two to start won't hurt, will it?". I gave it some thought (for about a millisecond or two!) and thought that if I did a couple of stitches I could go to bed content in the knowledge that I had at least made a start. But we all know that I didn't stop at a couple of stitches, don't we? LOL I was still up stitching when hubby got up to go to work, at about 10.45pm, and only put it away at about 11.30pm.... Silly me! I've been tired all day because of that, but here's what I managed to get done:


  1. this is a lovely design and pleasant to stitch, I did so a few years back. Good luck!

  2. Lovely start Gayle, look forward to more progress. Happy Stitching!

  3. How did I miss your journal entry? I just saw it. How exciting that you have started your new project, it looks so sweet already. I think we all know how it feels to be up late stitching, saying to ourselves "just one more stitch" or "I will just finish stitching this line".
    I can't wait to see more! There will be much to show at my twilight meet. :-)

  4. There will definitely be more to show at the twilight meet - I think it'll be finished! :D I'm so glad that I have such good stitchy friends that understand the late night dilemma of bed or stitch ;)