First of all, it's been hard to imagine that a whole year has gone by since I began blogging. Where has the time gone? But it's been great. I've met new people, learned many new things and in general broadened my horizons and my outlook on life. So Happy Blogiversary to me!
Since I'm on the home stretch of my windmill, I thought I'd get my next project lined up. I really thought about doing another Michael Powell but decided to give him a rest for now. This is a chart from Mary Hickmont called Highland Living. I really like her designs because they are so dimensional. She uses 1 strand and 2 strands and half and whole stitches. I stitched a couple of her designs (when I model stitched from Down Under Designs) and really enjoyed them. This one was originally published in her magazine but I couldn't find it so ordered it from Britstitch. I'm stitching it on a hand-dyed fabric from Wichelt called Stormy Grey 28ct linen. I've pulled the Anchor threads (I really prefer to use them over DMC). I was originally going to use a hand-dyed fabric from Silkweavers but the only way it would fit was to do it over 1. Now I love to work over 1 but I was afraid it would lose some of it's texture if I just used one strand so I went with over 2 on 28ct. I thought about 32ct but couldn't find a color I liked in it. So hopefully I can start this before too long.
Well, off to pack for our vacation. Disney, here we come!