|Friday - Take Time For Yourself by Stoney Creek|
|Sunday - Take Time For Yourself by Stoney Creek|
|Sunday - The Country of Downy Diamonds by Spirit of Belarus|
The piece actually did work up pretty quickly as it was only 5"x5" so it meant I could see some results pretty quickly on the piece. There were quite a few colours used in this piece but I didn't actually mind the changing of threads too much because I was able to work on different areas at once and get one colour finished before changing to the next colour.
I was lucky because on Sunday after a lunch I curled up and worked on the piece to ensure that it was finished before going to bed. I thought it was going to take me longer to finish the piece but I was able to get it done even before dinner.
Once this piece was finished I couldn't put my needle down so I immediately had to start another piece. I have a second pattern from Stoney Creek "Listen to Your Dreams" but I didn't start that one but started a project that is bigger and in some ways a bit more challenging. I started "The Country of Downy Diamonds" by Spirit of Belarus which uses quite a bit of rayon threads instead of the cotton threads. I find rayon threads a little harder to use because it does slide more than the cotton threads. As you can see in the picture I didn't get much of this pattern done but it is almost 11"x8" so it is a lot bigger.
I am not sure if this weekend I will take time for myself but if I do I know that I am going to work on a cross-stitch for a while. It might be Country of Downy Diamonds or it might be another project but I am really enjoying cross-stitching again.
Now time to take time to get work done and then will see what I work on this weekend even for just a little while.