The month started on Monday and therefore I was able to start Block 2 of VOHRH. It is hard to see my progress at the bottom. I thought this was the best picture of the ones I took. The fence is almost complete. The church name is in with part of the background. I found that on things like this if I put the lettering, etc. in first and then stitch around them it works better. This is especially true when using white. Seems like I have spent a lot of time, but it does not look like a whole lot of progress. If this design were stitched solid, it would contain over 105,000 stitches. Those of you that have finished it have achieved a great accomplishment.
Tomorrow looks like it might be a good stitching day. Not much on the agenda. Have to make a pan of brownies for the football tailgate on Saturday. It is a match between the arch-rivals in the state. It should be a real dog fight. The game takes up a lot of the day so there won't be much stitching on Saturday. Before the new month began, I spent time stitching on the Christmas presents and the design model for The Sunflower Seed. Need to do some ripping on the design model. Decided to make some color changes because the first ones chosen did not show up as expected. The second of 4 Christmas presents is a little over half done. Today I took the completed one to the framer.
With the news that Needle Necessities is going out of business, I have been try to find skeins of my favorite colors to add to my stash. Rumors had been flying for a couple of months that they were having problems. My local LNS had just started carrying some of the colors. I have been lucky enough to find quite a few of the colors I was wanting. However, I think the supply out there is dwindling.
Thanks to all for the comments regarding the completion of Block 1. I was pleased with the way it looks. In the last few days, I have found several new blogs. There are many wonderful stitchers out there. Both in what and how they stitch and the person they are. It is a wonderful world of stitching friends out there.
Keep on stitching.