Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sailing Home

I got Kind Fond Love out yesterday and I had no desire to work on it at all. I just stared at it for a few minutes and then put it away. I ended up starting the birth sampler for my nephew. It was just what I needed. Something easy on 30 ct. linen. I took a picture yesterday while it was still sunny. I have gotten a little more stitched since then. I finished the name and part of a flower.

BBD Sailing Home
30 ct. Old Mill Java, GAST and DMC threads (2 over 2).

I don't believe my brother or SIL reads my blog, so I think it's safe to put a picture up on here. I made it private in my album though. I'll post another pic later today. I'm almost out of the blue thread. I don't know what I was thinking only getting one skein. I just assumed they would put on the pattern if I needed more. Oh well, I ordered a couple more from Amy, which is where I got the first one, so they should be in the same dye lot.

Well, I'm feeling my rotation slip away from me a little. Or maybe it's just KFL. Or maybe I'm just tired from the time change. Can someone please remind me why we have daylight savings again? :)


  1. This looks beautiful! I would imagine that you'd need 2.5-3 skeins of that blue...It seems to use a bunch of it!

  2. Mmm, it's pretty! I stitched this for my middle son and I loved it so much I got a girl version and stitched it for my niece :-) I don't know why we have to "spring forward" so early?

  3. Nicole, it's looking really pretty! Don't you hate it when they don't tell you how many skeins of floss you need? I hope the dye lots match! And yes, I hate this time change with a vengeance!!!! Don't worry about your rotation. I do think sometimes you just need a break. And stitching is supposed to be fun so if you're not in the mood for something, why do it? :D

  4. We have daylight savings time to torture everyone. Your new start is gorgeous!

  5. Your start is beautiful. I love the blues.

  6. It's going to be a gorgeous sampler.

  7. I often wonder that myself but I did notice yesterday that it gave me an extra hour of sunshine to stitch with :)

    Sailing home it starting to look great. I really love this design.

  8. Very pretty start!

    time change...maybe it's for the golfers;)

  9. Heehee...I'm not a rotation gal...

    You're probably tired because you have 3 energetic boys to take care of day in and day out...not to mention wonderful husband!

    Find "Joy in the Journey" and stitch what you want to the most! Enjoy your week Nicole! I always love popping onto your blog!

  10. You're off to a great start, Nicole! Enjoy the break from the rotation... if you don't stress so much about it, you'll find your way back to it. And if you don't, that's fine, too. Enjoy stitching--that's the only rule. ;)

  11. Sailing Home is looking lovely - nice start!

    I agree with the others who said that you sometimes just need a break from your rotation!