I am participating in FairyFace Design's Winter Stitching Goals right now. Sarah keeps
For the past 9 months I have been embroidering Birdie Stitches blocks. My goal was therefore to:
"...make up a June template [because I didn't like the one that was suggested in the stitch-a-long], tweak my October block to make me happier and complete the November and December blocks. I want the top finished in January or February as I have all of the materials and its pretty straight forward"
Finally I have finished embroidering my blocks and am ready to piece a top together. As many of you already know, I have enjoyed this stitch-a-long, but am tried of it and ready to see it finished. I'm sure I will make a quilt top, but it will sit as a UFO for a while until I am inspired again. I don't want to finish this off begrudgingly.
October was OK when it was finished, but it needed a little something more. Someone suggested adding in leaves, and that did the trick. I think I needed a darker color in there. I tried like crazy to get a witch on a broom, but the stitching had to be so fine and delicate that I am just not skilled enough. Anyway, we'll call it done.
June. I hated the June template that came with our stitch-a-long, so I skipped the month. The same was true of August, but I took the birdies on vacation to dive/snorkel and I was happy with that. Thought about what I'd stitch for the past six months, but was uninspired. My brother suggested that maybe the birdies had chicks in June, so I tired to stitch a little family. It looks pretty elementary, but I was running out of green floss to finish off the tree! Again, we'll call it done.
November again needed a little more. With just the turkey and the birdie it was a little lacking in color and something to integrate the two little birds. So, I tossed in a little grass. It's better, but I wish I thought of that before hand to distribute the colors a bit better. A blue or yellow bird would have been nice in the green grass. Oh well.
And December was finished not long ago. So, that's it! I'm done stitching and need to just get the top finished off. A little sashing and a border won't take long, so I'll check this off the Winter goals list in no time!