Productive week here at home! Not only have I been spring cleaning/organizing, but I have also checked an item off of my WIP list (huge granny square blanket for the couch, started, oh I dunno, a year ago???) and completed a swap over on Craftster!
This was for the Hoopla swap (check out the gallery!). The theme was Negative Space or Silhouette, which was a great opportunity to make one of the patterns from A Rainbow of Stitches that I've just been itching to do. It pales in comparison to some of the amazingly creative hoops made for this swap, but I'm very happy with it and it was really fun to try!
I have a nice running list of more projects from that book, which has both embroidery and cross stitch designs in it, so I'm all set to stitch up a storm.
I've also discovered that I LOVE cross stitch magazines from the UK. A little steep in price for a magazine at $9.99 a piece, but when I looked into getting a subscription it was going to be around 150 USD yikes! I'll stitck to buying them when I can find them at Jo-Ann! They are packed full of charts though, so worth the price if you plan on doing a lot of stitching!
This little one was from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, Issue 155, which was packed full of really cute small, Asian themed charts. I'm definitely making more of these, there are 5 different Geisha and tons of cherry blossoms and koi fish designs.
Two more needlework swaps in the work so I'll get to stitchin! Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!