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I can't believe it is March already, and here on Ohio's north coast it came in like a lamb. I hope that is not a bad sign. Yesterday was pleasant with the sun shining most of the day. What a difference a little sunshine can make.
I was not quite feeling up to snuff today, so I did not go to the library to hook :-( I was hoping to have lots of wonderful rugs to share with you. Since I don't, I'll share with you what I've been up to.
For many, many years I did counted cross stitch, but in the last twenty years, I could probably count on one hand the number of pieces I've done. I've seen so many wonderful stitcheries (Is that a word? Spellcheck doesn't like it!) on blogs, I got the itch to stitch. I figured I'd better do something small to see if my eyes could take it. This little sampler by Blackbird Designs was aptly named "petites lettres rouges". The chart called for three shades of red but I am only using one. I found a piece of 26 count linen in the attic and coffee stained it. I forgot to rinse it after dying it and every time I start to stitch I can smell the coffee and I'm not a fan of coffee. Now if it smelled of diet Coke..... I am using two strands of floss over two threads. So far, so good.
I'm also working on a couple of punch needle bunnies since Easter is drawing near. I made a few of these in 2007 and they came out pretty good. I like punch needle because it is so mindless and finishes rather quickly.
Ignore the markings on this one. They will be punched over.
Finally, here is the little hooked mat I am working on. It is a design by Lori Brechlin and is about 11 x 12.
When I first started hooking with the ladies at the library, I was working on a Barbara Carroll design that was about 13 x 25. I thought it was HUGE. A comment was made that they thought it easier to hook something large rather than small. I just could not understand that, but now that I've hooked a few bigger things and am using a wider cut, I now understand what they mean. I'm anxious to get started on something bigger and hopefully will ~ soon!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will come again soon.
Pug hugs :)