My plan for this month's IHSW was to begin and finish the first part of a new SAL. Here's what I accomplished:
And, unfortunately, I'm afraid that's about all I'm going to get done of it. I got much too frustrated with counting to the next stitching area to continue with this project. I hate to give up on it so early but that's the way it is :-(
So I switched to Mary Wigham. I started this one back in 2009 and haven't touched it since the end of 2010. I can't believe it's been that long. I took it off the stretcher bars, gave it a good shake to get some of the cobwebs off, put it in a hoop and just started stitching. Here she is as of this morning:
You can see from the hoop marks where I was working on her. I finished the lower left motiff, the flowers next to it and the bird medallion near the bottom. I'm still working on the little yellow flower nearby -- the one that looks so washed out in the picture. Here's a close up of this area:
There is lots more stitching to do on this piece but I would like to get her finished in the near future (maybe by the end of 2013??). Wish me luck . . . .