Here we go, Hot off the needle - SHORES OF HAWK RUN HOLLOW - Block 1As this weekend was hot, hot, hot - it suited me to sit in front of a fan, mindlessly stitching away at all the blue in the waves - just like colouring in. No need to worry about changing the colour of the floss in the needle, just fill in all that blank space between the top of the waves and the border.
Now I get to move onto the next square - a block of fish - first I need to stitch the border - then I'll see about whether or not I feel like substituting colours. I'm using DMC and feel comfortable about changing colours around to suit myeslf. I've already re-charted block 8, the tombstone block, so that the wording refers to an ancestor lost at sea in 1875.
As you can see - I've shamelessly thrown away my plans for weekly rotations. It didn't feel right. However, I might just call 2012 the year of the WIP's because I'm feeling inspired to finish of a few projects that have been neglected by my slight obsession of snowmen and sheep. Better getting the pile reduced, than creating more.
Now - I feel it's time for a competition. I spent some time yesterday, playing with beads and wish to offer these scissor fobs to my bestest blogging buddies.
Pick your favourite - and leave a message
1 - blue fob with carved shell - could be used as a floss winder as well.
2 - green/brown fob with wood & stone beads
3 - black/white bead fob with silver & crystal accents
4 - green/amber fob with tail
5 - blue fob with carved shell - I purposely used this bead so a length of floss could be attached through the hole.
These will all be sent out - one fob per winner. In the event of a tie - names will go into the bowl of destiny to decide a winner.
I'll draw the winners next Saturday - March 3