On New Year's Day I thought it would be fun to have a New Year's new start. As I stared at my list of HSSYs (Haven't Started Stitching Yet) I found myself more interested in projects I had already started. So I decided to get back on my stitching rotation of putting at least 10 hours on each of my projects before moving on to something else.
So I finished Treat Your Self Well and Desert Rose and posted those last week. I'm now working on my oldest WIP, Preamble Sampler. I started it back in 2004. Here's what it will look like:
And here's where I am so far:
One of the things that attracted me to this pattern is the "star stitch" that goes all the way around the flag to look like gold fringe.
You'll notice, too, that all the white is done in smyrna cross instead of regular cross stitch so that it will show up. I think it really pops on this "dirty" linen.
Don't forget to check out my give-away for the Treat Your Self Well chart. Enter here if you haven't already done so. I'll do the drawing tonight.