A Finish and a New WIP
Earlier in the week, I finished my May ornament from the Ornament of the Month Collection from About.com Cross Stitch. This was one of my older designs and I have been wanting to stitch the set for quite awhile. One more to go to be half-way through!
Next up in my rotation is American Beauty by Debbie Rowley of DebBee's Designs. This is the counted canvas version of the chart but I am stitching it on linen. This design is very interesting - each stitch is done in a different color. Shown here are Reverse Scotch and Smyrna stitches. I have also added some Rice stitches, but I don't have an updated photo yet. I had a hard time getting in a grove when I first started this project, but it is working up more quickly for me now. I will probably spend a couple more days on it before I move on in my rotation.
I haven't had much stitchy time the past few days though - I have been doing a "Spring cleaning" of my house. Or should I call it "Fall cleaning" to be more seasonally appropriate? Anyway, thus far I have deep cleaned my bedroom, the guest room, the guest bathroom, and started in on the main bathroom. I have the den, kitchen, and laundry room left to go. My DH is in charge of his bedroom, office, and the dining room. I will help him as needed though. And Girlie is just in charge of supervising and sitting and glaring when I run the vacuum.