I've been stitching a ton lately, just not on my tapestree. Between buying a house, being busy with work, and getting knocked out by migraines, I haven't wanted to plan anything, even when it involves needlework. Stitching is so meditative for me, so a lot of the time, I prefer to just follow a purchased pattern than design something myself. This weekend looks free and sunny, though, so I'm hoping to add something over the next day or two.
I have been chipping away at a few other projects. Anniversaries of the Heart by Blackbird Designs (above and below) is coming along slowly. This is my second time starting it, and even though I normally hate repeats, it's one of my favorite designs...ever.
I've also been working on Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers (another one of my favorite designers) for literally years. I dug it out this week with the goal of finally finishing it. It's probably the most colorful thing I'm working on, which is a nice change sometimes.
The last thing I've been working on is way different than what I'm normally drawn to. It's a medieval pattern from a book by Arelate Studio. It's done with silk, metallic thread, and beading. Again, not really my style, but it's a romantic-y image, and I love anything love-themed.
I've started to add some color and beads to break up all the black.
February has been a crazy month. We've had all four seasons within the past few weeks. I'm hoping that we aren't surprised with piles of last-minute snow, but it wouldn't be out of the ordinary. I'm just grateful for all the winter sunshine.