Monday, November 13, 2006
So now I have one more decision to make. I need a start for Christmas day. This one should be smaller, as I will be adding Days of Advent to my BAPs. I already have Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, MD 1660;The Unicorn Sampler, and The Marriage of Minds in progress. So I want to find a small or medium piece for this start. Here are some I've been looking at:
The top one is from Brenda Keyes, and I already have the chart in my stash. So all I would have to do is get the fibers and fabric. the next 2 are from Plum Street Samplers. They are so cute, I love them!
I am completely in love with this piece! It is a 24 part sampler designed by Mary Beale. I love the colors and of course the subject matter! I am a complete sucker for biblical and religious themes on samplers and this one is just the ultimate for me! It is a bit pricey to begin with, so I will need to work it into the budget. That is why I am going to start it on New Years, to have enough time to gather all the materials. It is SO gorgeaous!
I am planning to begin 3 new projects for 2007, each one starting in my down time on a holiday. For example, on Thanksgiving, after all the work is done and the guests have gone, that will be my time to sit down and relax and start a brand new project. Now in reality, it might happen on Wednesday evening or Friday morning, but it will happen whenever that little bit of free time can be found. It is a reward and something to look forward to.
So I am trying to decide what projects I will begin.
On Thanksgiving I think I will start a reproduction from Scarlet Letter , called Ann Greanawalt. I have this one in my stash, kitted with silk threads. I have always been taken by this simple little piece. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I have decided this is a good start for that day as it is already kitted and all I have to do is pull it out.