I mentioned last week that there would be a little more textile and fabric involved here this year and this little number is what I am starting with. It is a needlepoint series called "Word Play", designed by Brenda Gervais from Country Stitches.
I purchased January and February's kits and decided to start with February so that I might be able to display it during the month. :-)
....oh how the times have changed. With aging comes all kinds of new challenges, which includes the ability to see these teeny little squares on a piece of 35 count linen. Thankfully this pattern is worked one strand over 2 threads and with the aid of a magnifying glass I am able to do this. (even if I feel like an old lady with that around my neck)
Sadly I do not think I am going to be able to do this kit that I purchased last year. It's called Feather Thy Nest and this particular design is worked with 1 strand over 1 stitch on a 28 count linen. My eyes no longer have the ability to see that small which is disappointing, but there are enough designs that do not call for such small stitchery that I won't focus on what I can't do, but rather on what I can do. :-)
I mentioned in my last post that I had found my word. As I thought on it a little, I realized that choosing a word was kind of like making a resolution which I resolved not to do, so instead of embracing a word, I am just going to work towards that word (which is actually 2)
I'll let you know how it goes.... :0)