I have made a couple of new starts that I don't think I have shared here yet. One of them is Bent Creek's Big Zipper. Wow, is this thing big. I had no idea how big. The fabric is a whopping 24" x 24". I have yet to find a way to comfortably stitch it. I have been stitching it in hand. I have tried Q-snaps in several configurations and have decided that in hand is more comfortable than the Q-snaps. I thought about using scroll rods, but I have never used them, and I hate to invest in something I may not like for one project. I love the design. I love the great big stitches (it is an 18 ct. stitched over 2). And I am going to love it when it is finished. It is just one that I will have to work on a little at a time.
Please excuse all the wrinkles in my photos today. I am too lazy to iron them today.
I have also started stitching Plum Street Sampler's Bird in the Bower. I am really having fun stitching this. I love everything about it...the funky trees, the bird, the saltbox house, the bunny, the tulips, the NPI threads, and the fabric I chose. I am stitching it on 32 ct. Vintage Autumn Fields by Zwiegart. I have not used this linen before, but I can quickly see it becoming a favorite. Unfortunately, I am having a very hard time finding it. Most of the ONS and LNS that I have been to do not have it in stock and they are not having any luck getting it from Zwiegart. I lucked in to a couple of pieces from Drema at Needlecraft Corner, but have not been able to find anymore. I am going to try to contact Zwiegart and see if I can get some help there.
I am off to check on DS. He's in another room watching TV. He slipped in the dining room today and hit his back on the dining chair. I think he is okay, but I am keeping an eye on it. He is going to have a pretty big bruise, I think.
Hope you are having a great weekend!