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Do-over

This weekend I celebrated my birthday!  In addition to spending the day with the people I love most in the world, I collected the materials I need for the project I’ve been planning to do for some time now.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve fallen in love with long-armed cross-stitch.  I started a sampler back in February but found my linen to be a bit too open leaving the work looking kind of sloppy.  And I didn’t like the colors I’d chosen, either.

This weekend was a do-over.  I picked the silks I wanted, in the colors I liked and started working on a smaller count ground.  So far, I’m loving this project!  I’ve only gotten a bit stitched but one the pattern is easier to see, I’ll post pics.  In the meantime, I highly recommend this site for inspiration and information.  I absolutely adore it!  Kathryn Goodwin’s work on this topic is epic.  Working on my own humble sampler leaves me feeling as though I’m standing on the shoulders of a giant in this area of research!!

I mentioned once before that I had other persona-related questions that I’d like to explore in the future.  My sweet hubby just put up a lovely post on leadership and, if you get a chance, hop on over and take a peek.  It’s just great…not that I’m biased or anything. 🙂

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