So, I took a wee bit of a break. I have yet to even finish my November 2015 Overnight Shift project. Shameful I know, however, I just could not bring myself to even pick up the needle. So I read and watched Netflix. Read some more. Barnes and Noble had some great deals on e-books on Black Friday, so I snapped up a few. My latest read is A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle by Suzannah Lipscomb. It is a fascinating read on the places that made Tudor England such as Hampton Court palace, Tutbury Castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned, and Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, mother of Queen Elizabeth I. I am really enjoying this book so far.
A few days ago, I felt like I should stitch something. But what was the issue. I had in mind something wintery, rather than Christmas in nature. I have stitched a fair amount of Christmas related pieces, but nothing hardly winter related at all. Around the same time, I got the urge to stitch up something from Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs. I always enjoy stitching their pieces. I also like the way you can combine several of their works to make something completely on your own. Which is exactly what I did with this latest finish. I stitched when I felt like it and didn't hurry. It took far longer than it should have, but honestly, I could go all next near without picking up the needle once and still be ahead of the game. It won't happen, but it's nice to know I could rest on my stitching laurels if I wanted to do so! :)
Well, at any rate, here is the latest piece. I need to finish it up either by making a door knob hanger or possibly framing. We will see.