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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3 Responses to Royal Progress

  1. Joanne P says:

    I think it’s fine to change things if you’re not keen on the stitch or the layout. It makes it more individual.

    What is “me” is an interesting question, for me it’s a mixture of pictures and samplers. I like to alternate between the two. I’m not so keen on real life stitching (unless it’s a cat!).

  2. Christine says:

    I get the “what is me” thing! As for what is , I love the smaller Teresa Wentzler patterns and Tracy Horner’s Ink Circles.

  3. Erin says:

    I think the Royalty ABC looks just great as it is, and I’m not familiar enough with the piece to know what you changed, so I’ll never know! As long as *you* like it, or what it is becoming, that’s all that matters. Hope you get some sleep soon!