This last week I have been working on And a Forest Grew. I am happy to report that I was able to finish it. Here is the final result:
I have really enjoyed working on this piece. I have always enjoyed stitching trees which made this design perfect for me. Also, stitching each tree gave me a sense of accomplishment which encouraged me to continue stitching. I think that this design uses every shade of green in the DMC pallette to great effect. Finally, the little pops of color that are seen in the redbirds and the blossoms on some of the trees add a touch of color that really pops out from a distance. I am so happy with how it has turned out and I will miss working on it.
For the next month or so I am going to work on Winter Sampler by Sandy Orton. I have decided that I am going to be a “monthly monogamous” stitcher. What this means is that I plan on working on one project exclusively and will decide at the beginning of each month whether to continue with the project that I have been working on or whether I will change to a new project. Winter Sampler seems appropriate for now because it will satisfy my growing itch to work on something Christmas-related. I am interested to see how much of this project I will be able to stitch over the next month or so.
Life has become a little more interesting for me in the last week or so. I now have some church-related responsibilities that will make it so that I will be unable to stitch a couple of nights each week. As a result I am not going to make as much progress with things as I have in the past couple of years.