Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I'm a stitching addict (aka why I shouldn't try new things)

So, I did it. I tried counted canvas.

And of course, I love it.

I had a blast yesterday morning learning how at my friend's house. Thankfully I already have experience with hardanger, so the chart wasn't too difficult to figure out.

My problem is ... once I start, it's hard to stop.

I did the middle squares and 6 of the 8 "bird" motifs while at my friend's place. Once I got home, I just couldn't put it down! I just kept stitching and stitching! It took all my willpower to put it away once I was done the inner star. I can still hear it calling to me from its project bag.

I'm in trouble.

I've already started browsing websites for patterns. I am going to try to restrain from kitting up any more until I've finished this one. That's the rule -- only one counted canvas project on the go at a time. (We'll see how long that lasts ...)


  1. Looks like fun! It looks really nice so far, well done ☺

  2. Ha ha good luck with the only one at a time challenge! I failed miserably with any of those promises I make myself. But at least I'm happy so don't worry about it stunner, just do what makes you smile!!
    It looks really lovely, can see why it's addictive!
    Alicia xoxo