Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sleepless nights and British magazines

I had a lovely weekend with my family, although my headaches have been pretty bad due to trouble sleeping lately. Oh well, hopefully that'll straighten itself out soon. I didn't have time for much stitching, but I had some time when I was unable to fall asleep one night. I worked on Live Simply, it's such a wonderful piece!

"Live Simply"

I love the bright colors (which are kind of washed out in this picture, unfortunately) and simplicity of the design. And the darker blue piece is the combination of two different-colored threads, which I loved! It adds so much depth, and it's just plain lovely! It's also helped me pay more attention to how the threads settle when you make a stitch, so I think I'm making better stitches now. (Hopefully!) :)

After dinner with my family on Saturday night, my wonderful father bought me a cross stitch magazine from Barnes and Noble! Isn't that awesome?

I'm quite excited about the folk art deer pattern, and the rose is lovely. And I learned a new way to start threads - a loop start. I love it, it's so tidy! I must say, I'm also somewhat overly excited by this being a British magazine. Everything's in pounds! And "color" is "colour!" And there was talk of samplers for the diamond jubilee! :D

I hope you had a delightful weekend! :)


  1. I love using the loop start! The blue shading in your piece is very pretty. How nice that your dad got you that magazine! There must be lots of wonderful charts inside!

  2. I love the "Live Simply' design, I'm always tempted to buy it but I have so many other projects to do that I really shouldn't add any more! Enjoy the magazine!