Ok! Only a few days behind this month. YEAH ME!
For some reason, May was one of those harder months for me. I was sick a couple of times, had a migraine, and just didn’t feel like doing anything for more days than not. Then in the midst of all this, I was working towards completing my first piece of fiction and entering into a contest through Hay House / Balboa Publishing. The deadline was June 1st and I made it! I’m so excited. Everyone please keep me in your thoughts with the hope that I come out as the first place winner!
Even through all of that, I somehow managed to get in a couple of finishes in May.
The first was the Rosewood Manor freebie. I’m really loving these little patterns. They seem to all flow together really well. I’ve got 5 designs so far – 1 was finished in 2011 and then the two so far this year. As I was stitching the center section on this month’s finish, I worked the same color around the wheel. At several points, it looked more like a Mandala than a sampler! I think it turned out pretty nice! The blackwork really shines, in my humble opinion.
Now just so you get some idea of what I’m working towards, I thought I might show you all of the samplers that I’ve completed so far.
One of my brother’s favorite flowers was the Iris, so this was a really nice piece for me to stitch.
Then, just so you can see how these are all going together, here is a picture of the group of 4 that will be done this year for the WIPocalypse: As you can see, I’ve finished the bottom 2 in this group and have the top 2 to go. I’m currently working on the one on the right. This should make a really nice grouping once they’re all done and framed alike. One nice feature of the designs is that Karen uses nearly all the same colors. So as I get others from Rosewood, I’ll be able to add them to the grouping without any problem!
That’s just about it for the month! Like I said…. it’s been a slow one, but at least I have a couple of things finished!
I hope that you have a wonderful month stitching!