Does this bring visions of young boys in knickerbockers out on the street corner selling newspapers? Actually my father was one of those boys in a time far, far away. But this is news about my new big project. I am going to use the entire year to work on this one. No pressure or press deadlines for me.
I bought 40 ct lambswool and Threadworx 10351 and 1077. A new book from Marie Clair Point de Croix is coming to good use.
Any clues yet as to what it is?
On the side it reads 'Rust roest!' which is translated 'Rest creates rust!' Love this old Dutch saying and as a stitcher I will take heed. *wink*
Have you figured it out? It is something that is seen as very old fashioned and not done. Or so I thought!
Once I finally found an antique 'letterbak' or printer's drawer, I started to search for tiny free charts online. To my surprise, they are a big trend again among the French bloggers. I had to be patient looking on Marktplaats for this one. I got it at a great price. Each space in the drawer will be filled with a tiny piece of stitching.
I am not planning it ahead of time. I was the excitement of thinking of things as I go along. I did know as soon as I saw this drawer that I would stitch the word 'borduren' in the top right squares. This is Dutch for stitching. I will update you regularly with new sections as I make them. My first four letters are finished.
And Saskia...I am still working on finishing UFOs each month so it is not going to distract me so I cannot win our challenge. *grins*
I have been a terrible blogging friend and not visited blogs lately. I am really sorry. My needles are just moving so much that I am not online as much. I hope to get around to visit you all really soon. I have had some new people visiting lately and am thrilled with all the new comments. Thank you all for visiting and saying hello!