Twenty-seventeen is twenty two days old, and it’s the first time I have opened KenMaursCorner to add new content!
Christmas passed very quietly, as except for my daughter and myself the rest of the family were holidaying in Fiji; Colleen was only four days post-op after major surgery, so our celebrations were very low key. Thankfully she has recovered well and will return to work early in February……….I wonder how her fur-babies will react to not having her company 24/7.
My belated New Year’s Resolutions were to embark on the “Year in Stitches” challenge instigated by Susan Robin Sorrell https://www.facebook.com/groups/ayearinstitches/
I didn’t commence stitching until January 5 and progress has been very slow……I certainly have not put needle and thread to fabric every day as other members of a year in stitches apparently do.
If I do need an excuse, I guess that the lure of reading a page or three of whatever book I am currently reading is valid. Also , Australia is now “enjoying” Summer. I use the term enjoying very loosely, as most of the eastern states have been sweltering in heat wave conditions, and as I am not a fan of AC except in extreme conditions, my sweaty hands don’t go well with fabric and thread.
The first steps were to divide a twelve inch square of dress-maker’s calico into a two inch grid. A chenille thread was couched down to the fabric to form the trunk of a palm tree, then fly stitches formed the palm fronds. Blanket stitch was added to represent the sandy island.
The stacked stem stitch in blue rayon in the lower left hand corner is a WIP–hopefully an example of Morning Glory blossom.