Sunday, October 29, 2017

WIPocalypse October

This month I did work on 2 projects - Little Fairies at Play and Summer Sensation.  Not alot of progress but some is better than none.

 Little Fairies at Play
Summer Sensation

One of the questions for this month is what will become of my stash when I die.  I belong to a local stitching group - Hoosier Stitchers.   I plan to put in my will that they will be notified and given all of my stash that my family does not want.  As of today I do not have a will but in 2018 I need to get one done.  Being re-married and being older I need to get this done so everything is spelled out and official.

The second topic was how did you get started stitching.  My mother taught me embroidery when I was 8.  I did alot of stamped cross stitch and embroidered pieces.  I did not move on to counted cross stitch until the late eighties when one of my co-workers was looking at a cross stitch magazine and a piece caught my eye.  I couldn't stop thinking about it and went out and bought the magazine and dove right in.

 These are pictures of my first counted cross stitch projects from Cross Country Stitching from Better Homes and Gardens. 
 They are still unframed.
I did not leave enough material to frame them.  Even when I first started stitching I was drawn to large full coverage projects.