Well, I finally did it, I started stitching on evenweave fabric!
This is what I was able to get accomplished last night.
The pattern is by Country Cottage Needlecrafts...
...and it is Santa's House, which is part of the Santa's Village patterns.
I used 32 ct. Lambswool Linen fabric, which is what was recommended, when I bought the pattern.
(Since this is my first attempt with evenweave, I didn't want to stray from what the pattern suggested.)
Getting started was a bit difficult and I kept watching a tutorial, to make sure I was stitching it correctly...
...but, I think I started to a get the hang of it!
Honestly, I'm not sure I'm going to do a lot of stitching on evenweave/linen (it gave me a bit of a headache), but I am looking forward to seeing how this piece turns out.
(I'm hoping it will get easier, as I continue to work on it.)
This week, I finally made a list of all the DMC colors and started marking what I had in stock...
I had a more colors than I thought!
I'm pretty covered from DMC 150 to DMC 3722. There are a few gaps, but not very many; however, after 3722, I am definitely lacking!
At least now I know what colors I need to purchase!
Today was picture day...
...well, picture day for my Etsy shop!
I've been working on lots of new jars, so I had a lot to photograph.
And, I bought some lovely roses to help make my pictures extra special...
Aren't they pretty?!?!
I believe these are from the 2nd batch of roses I had to buy...
Why did I have to buy more than one batch?
Well, the cats decided to gnaw off the petals on 3 of the roses I bought the first time.
Luckily, none of the cats are sick and I was able to get replacement flowers!
So, I know today is "Caturday"...
and I am going to post something cat related, but I wanted to do something a bit different. (I would hate for anyone to get bored with my cats!)
I wanted to share a couple of my favorite videos from Simon's Cat. (If you haven't heard of these, then you definitely need to check them out on youtube; they're hilarious!)
This one reminds me of Cooper!
(He gets like this from time to time and all we humans can do, is sit back and watch and hope that nothing valuable is destroyed!)
And, this one is ALL my cats, when there is catnip around!
Well, I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I'm sure I'll be writing again soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by!