Given our snowy weather yesterday, I managed to pull myself away from the yoyos for a while and do a little more work on my Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint project. Needlepoint is a great thing to do in the winter. I really enjoy the contrast between the howling winds and grey skies outside, and the cozy warm lights and wooly stitching inside.
Unfortunately, I have not made nearly as much progress on this as I hoped. Compared to two months ago, all I have managed was to finish the large bird (partridge?) and fill in a bit below it:
I'd hoped to do a little every day, but my allergies were so bad in January that I couldn't go near it. Do you think I can still get it done before the weather gets too hot? I don't know, I don't feel very hopeful about that. It's moved pretty far down my priority list, but at least it makes a nice change once in a while!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Thursday, December 29, 2011
If you haven't guessed by now, I like to have a lot of variety in my projects. This is the needlepoint project I started this fall. The design is by Elizabeth Bradley, and this one is from the Natural History series. I've loved Elizabeth Bradley designs ever since I bought her books back in the late 1980s. About five years ago I found that the kits were available online, and I've finished two so far:
My general plan is to join them into a wall tapestry, but I don't know how many I will do. Although there are ten designs in the series, only four are available as kits. Once I have finished all the kits I will consider if I am sufficiently inspired to keep going. My intention is to do one each winter, because needlepoint is too hot for our Toronto summers. Back in November I calculated that if I did about an hour a day, most days a month, I would be done by April. I lost a lot of time in December when my allergies flared up (including my allergy to wool), but I'm hoping to get back on track now. Monthly updates here should keep me motivated!