Monday, 29 July 2019

Summer Of New Starts #2 - Winter Bird

Hi again!

For new start number 2 I decided to stay with the winter theme. This is my winter version of a bird I plan to stitch in four colourways to represent the four seasons. Spring and Summer were completed in 2017/2016 so I thought it was about time I stitched the other two!

I was only able to stitch on this piece on Saturday as most of Sunday (11am-11pm) was spent travelling. As much as I love trains, they are not a place I can stitch anything other than a hand-held small, so I made the most of Saturday stitching this and used Sunday to start the August birthstone a few days early.

Here's my Saturday progress then:

Bird by Hobikolik (etsy)
Stitched on 16ct Stormy Sea over-dyed aida by 2 over 1
using Threadworx 1140 Moonlit Skies
Stitching time to date - 4 hours

This only requires another 3 hours or so of work so will be a quick finish when picked it up again. But for the last three days of July I have to return to Hogwarts; it's been a bit neglected this month. Ooops!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Pretty start Rachel.


Faith... said...

What pretty floss!

Hope you traveled somewhere for fun!

Stitching Noni said...

I love the floss on your new start!
See you at Hogwarts :o)
Hugs x

Tiffstitch said...

Love the colour on this one and how you manage to make so many seasonal sets.

Leonore Winterer said...

What a pretty start! Will you start the fall one soon as well?

Katie said...

Oh I love the colors in this one. Great work!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice work. That's a long train journey, Scotland and back or just delays on the line?
I used to do so much stitching on the train back in my commuting days. Two 40 minute journeys six days of the week is a lot of stitching time!

Cathy said...

Somehow, I missed this one, so when I saw the Autumn Bird, I went looking for it. The colors are beautiful and really represent winter to me. Again, I hope you get the chance to finish it soon!

Bethan said...

A pretty start. I do like some quick finishes mixed in with the big projects; it spurs me on to make more of a dent in the big project x