I put my stitching down a few years ago, around the time my carpal tunnel started getting bad in both hands. Since I've had surgery in both hands I've been free of any pain or numbness so I am back to stitching!
For years now my friend Tasha has been trying to get me into going to our local stitch shop, Acorns & Threads for open stitch group. I finallly suprised her one day by showing up to one of the Saturday stitch groups. Well that's all it took and now I'm hooked and they can't get rid of me! I've gone to many Saturday stitch groups, as well as the Ink Circles group, Holiday group, Chatelaine group and Open Stitch night. I've also attended one Canned Nuts (a stitch the night away evening of fun from 5-midnight).
Anyway, I've had tons of fun and have met a bunch of great people and friends. Currently I have a ton of Works in Progress. I'm addicted to Ink Circles by designer Tracy Horner. They are my favorite patterns to stitch. Here is a picture of my first Ink Circles Project - Cirque des Carreaux. I'm doing this on 32ct. Lakeside Linen Tarnished Silver with Carrie's Creation thread in Epiphany.
|Cirque des Carreaux|
I am working on a few other projects also but they aren't as far along. I'm working on another Ink Circles called Turkish Delight in 32ct White fabric with Weeks Dye Works threads in Sky and Father's Day. I am also working on a Lizzie Kate piece called Halloween Boo! Club series that will be done by some Halloween, just not this one! It's done in 28ct Linens By Design in the color Sparrow. Here are pictures of those:
|The very beginning of Turkish Delight|
|Boo! Club series|