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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Love, a Cowboy, a SAL and Maybe a Start?

I misplaced (I have no idea how) the project that was going around in my purse with me, so I got out an old kit to work on.  It's 'Love, Love, Love' by Charmin' Kits.  I am stitching it 'love-row' at a time - here's where it was:



And here it is now:





There's only one row to go - it's the biggest one, though, but I think I can do it pretty quick.  I think.  It's the word 'Love' in rainbow colors.  I think I could make this my first finish of 2016 :D

For my rotation turn - my Cowboy!  The kit is called 'Acquainted with the Night', and is a very old kit by Design Works.  Here is where I was:



I was struck by the sudden need to stitch a horse, and so I did:



I almost finished its shadow, too :D  A little more of the background around it, then I'm going to start the backstitching.  The colors look so weird up close but from a distance, they look like the horse and rider are outlined in light from the golden setting sun.  It's gorgeous, but I'm not sure the picture conveys it.  Ah, well.

I'm a member of a facebook group called Stitch Maynia; I love to read the posts but I never post anything.  I'm a lurker!  But they do monthly stitch alongs with easy rules - just stitch on something that matches the theme!  For March, they have 'It's Not Easy Being Green' where all you need is a project with green in it.  I have another small kit that will be for either my Mum or my sibling, both of whom love daisies:


It's barely started, but would make a nice gift, so I joined the SAL to give it a bump :D  I'll be taking it to work with me in March, along with 'Love, Love, Love' - I'll have a purse rotation, lol!!!  Here's where it is:


If I don't get it done, April's SAL on the group is 'April Showers Bring May Flowers', so I can just keep right on going with the same thing :D :D :D

Finally - I've seen on a few Flosstube videos and stitchy blogs that some people are starting a new project on Leap Year Day... that had not occurred to me but I'm very tempted to do it!  Just a sudden, impulsive start of anything I want!  I'll post tomorrow if I decide to take the plunge!!!

Happy Stitching!

Tama

9 comments:

  1. You've been busy! I love the cowboy - can't wait to see your progress on that one:) I love the sound of the leap year start...maybe I should look through my kits and see what LEAPS out at me lol!

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  2. Lovely stitching - you've got some pretty projects on the go! Looking forward to seeing what you start today.

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  3. I'm going to have to join that facebook group! You've done so much on the Love and Cowboy too!

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  4. PS Friend me on FB! Name is Joanne Earle.

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  5. Love all your projects Tama. You made great progress on them. The horse looks really good.

    Linda

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  6. I have been thinking it is a great day for a new start. Thank you for the suggestion. I really like your cowboy.

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  7. They're all so pretty. I stepped away from my screen to look at the cowboy from a distance and it's just glorious - I totally see why you like it!

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  8. Love the horse!! Fantastic work. Nice progress on everything.

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