Saturday, 28 February 2009

Sharon in St. Louis' February Progress

Hi All -- I am loving seeing every one's progress and gorgeous color choices. Here is how I left things at the end of January -- fairly pleased with my progress to date.

Then in early February, I encountered a lot of "reverse" stitching in the half medallion above the very large flower. Finally got going in the right direction and made a tiny bit of progress -- when my husband went into the hospital. I am happy to say that he is finally home, and on the mend as of last night. As you can see I have almost used up my first skein of Belle Soie Rustique. Can't wait to see if the second skein will have any different color variations.

I hope to make some progress in March, but one weekend of the month will be spent at a stitching retreat, and I think this lovely project is too big to bring along (as there is also a lot of chit chat and eating that is a regular part of the retreat) so I don't know what I will have to report next month. As I am almost to a part that has some initials, I am trying to decide whether to use the originals on the pattern or personalize with family. What are others' thoughts on this subject?

Until next time, happy stitching,

Sharon in St. Louis


Anonymous said...

It's looking gorgeous! I had to do a lot of reverse stitching this month myself, so I feel your pain!

Violet said...

You are so far, you can easely treat yourself on a smaller update in March.

Allie in the post below has a lovely idea for the letters.
I'm still thinking about it.