I have been stitching a little bit more lately--not much with the kids underfoot, tbut they are finally going back to school today--but this is my latest, Acorns and Pines by LHN. I used the recommended DMC on white linen and then "sponge-painted" it with a tea bag.
Is anyone interested in the chart? If so leave a comment and I will include my leftover floss which should be ample to stitch this little piece again. If there is more than one taker I will throw the names in a hat and draw a winner on January 10.
I made a few additions to my sidebar for the new year, the first of which, related to my recurring new year's resolution, is my WIP-of-the-month project. I have been digging through my stash and getting very sad looking at all the nearly-completed projects which have been sitting around for years (does this sound familiar to anyone?) so I am going to try to finish one (or more if possible) per month, and to keep myself accountable will post pictures and the beginning and end of each month of the WIP in question. For January I decided on Frederick here, which was begun, I think, about two years ago and which is absurdly close to being finished. I am not allowing myself to start any new projects until the WIP-of-the-month is fnished. I'm not letting any more new charts follow me home either, until I make a dent in the stash pile (same resolution as last year--though I know it will be broken at some point).
The other addition to the sidebar is not stitchy-related but I thought I would share it anyway for you Lord of the Rings fans--this is the Walk to Rivendell challenge (found at www.eowynchallenge.net). If you walk/run/bike etc. you keep track of the distances you travel and this site has mileage charts that correspond to different portions of Frodo's journey (I chose Hobbiton to Rivendell) so you can see how far you have travelled in Middle Earth (if that makes sense). It's going to take me a while just to get out of Hobbiton, I'm not as quick as Frodo even though we're about the same height :) Anyway, it's an interesting motivator for someone (me) who needs an extra push to get out to the track in the morning.
Don't forget to leave a comment if you're interested in the chart! Until next time...