I can't believe January is over. It seems to have flown by. I have been able to do most of the things I wanted to achieve during the month and others besides. I didn't do all the TAST stitches I had planned, but that should change now I have rethought how I am going to use the stitches. I had lost the inspiration to do the bigger blocks. I have also given the Lakeland needlepoint a rest until later in the year. It is not inspiring me at all. I am hoping that it will be much easier and more enjoyable to stitch in the summer.
My to do list for February is as follows:
Alla Turca Part 2
Food and Drink Exchange
Satin Stitch Picture
Wolhemel blanket blocks x 4
The first job on the list was done yesterday, a day early. J demanded that we get it done, so who was I to argue when the hired help was so eager. We had to clear out a lot of stuff belonging to the landlord. Some went up into the loft we tidied last month, and some went into the garage. As we had removed his things, my tools have come in. This might mean that I am closer to doing my picture framing as I won't have to go hunting for all the equipment. I also finished D's jumper. All the knitting was completed yesterday and the morning was spent stitching it all together. It looks and feels really snugly. I really like the collar on this sweater. It is a deep rib that is folded in and slip stitched into place. It always seems to look so much more cosier and gives a much better finish. I thing I will be doing another one of these for J, but in black. He has been asking for a black jumper for such a long time.
I think the rest of the afternoon will be doing some embroidery. I have another TAST stitch calling.