It is just one of those times in life where there is always something else to do than sit and stitch. I also have a huge backup on my DVR of shows, I have almost the entire season of Heroes, Burn Notice, even some Olympics I was saving. just no time. So stitching has suffered, and all I have been able to do is some projects for the EGA (because they had a due date of tomorrow). First up is a Quaker Needle book that will be finished and added to a basket of other littles for a raffle at the Stitching on the Ridge Retreat.
The second is a Seventeenth sampler that we are all doing as a mystery sampler designed and stitched monthly by Louise Henderson of Cherished Stitches.
The photo is small and fuzzy on purpose, Louise is planning on releasing this pattern for sale after we finish it, so I got special permission to blog about it, I had to show you I was stitching!
Why did those two things take me an entire month you ask? well besides the lack of sit time, the alphabet is "reversible" cross stitch...which takes twice as long to stitch. I thought Louise was just having us do it for this band, then I discovered...no, she is going to continue the reversible stitch throughout the sampler but I cannot or I will never finish it.