Hello my stitching friends!
I think Spring has finally arrived in western Pennsylvania ... we are playing baseball (c'mon Pirates, can this be the year?!!); the daffodils, although not yet blooming, are surfacing; the birds are singing; the pair of Canadian geese that always nests on our neighborhood pond are back; the sun is shining; and I am a happy, happy girl!
My available time for stitching has been a little hit-and-miss lately, but I've been making some progress on my "Sarah Stuart" that I am stitching as part of The Scarlet Letter Year.
The area that I am concentrating on now are the two large trees that frame the big red house ... I have the one on the left started.
These trees are stitched freehand using the stem stitch ... a little daunting for me! I was never an "A" student in art classes and my lack of artistic abilities haunts me to this day. But I am determined to at least get an "A" for effort and to conquer my hesitation to stitch certain samplers because of the freehand stitching involved. So although my trees may only make a C+ or B- grade, onward I go!
So that's about it for now. Hope Spring is showing herself in your neighborhood too! I have to say, this time of year with the Easter holiday is a delightful time for me!
As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by ... until next time ....