Royal Progress

I may not have been posting much, but I have been getting some stitching and knitting done. Unfortunately, the little man is going through another one of his wake-up-at-5:30 cycles, and combined with one of my not-sleeping-well cycles, I just don’t have much energy for sitting down to right posts. (Today, in fact, started at 4am. Thankfully the little man went back to sleep. Sadly, I did not.)

Royalty ABC from Jeanette Douglas is moving along, albeit a little slowly. I’ve decided to make some changes, like taking out the row of crosses and moving another motif up in order to keep things balanced. I will probably also remove a row that is made up of queen stitches since I don’t think they are particularly attractive.

Royalty ABC from Jeanette Douglas (WIP)

I know it might be strange to be making all these changes when I said I loved the piece so much. But, I’m comfortable with that. I think it is okay to really like something, and to still want to change it. Ultimately, I expect I will like it even more once my version of it is done.

And speaking of liking things, I’m not really sure how I feel about the other project I’m working on: B is for Boy from Country Cottage Needleworks. It is one of the designs in the latest issue of Just Cross Stitch (I really need to subscribe to that), and I thought it would be a fun thing to stitch for the little man’s room. However, the more I get into it, the more I realize that it isn’t my style. I know, I know, this probably isn’t a surprise to anyone. But I have this little problem of wanting to like something, even if it doesn’t really fit me. I have no idea why, thought. And really, it is something I need to get over. I foresee a stash purge coming soon.

Anyway, here is where I left B is for Boy on Friday. I was able to get a bit of stitching time in on Saturday, so it has progressed a little further and I like it a little more, but it still isn’t me. I will finishing it, though, since it is a pretty quick stitch.

B is for Boy from Country Cottage Needleworks

What is me? Well, Teresa Wentzler designs, and Joan Elliott and things like that. Speaking of which, I think I will start the third TW seasonal sampler once these two designs are done, and I will do a little review of the new Joan Elliott chart collection this week.

Happy stitching! And may all the projects you are working on be “you”.

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