Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Anniversary seashell tote, V

At last, the fun of doing design.  While I would be the first to admit that areas of basketweaved background can be immensely soothing, I am also the first to agitate for something pretty to stitch to break the monotony and keep my interest.  First, I stitched all of the seaweed. 

Here you can see all of the progress so far.  The sea urchin, starfish and cockle shell on both sides are all stitched. 

The British Open (golf) is this weekend.  I intend to get up early to watch, but since they tee off about 4 a.m., that may be over-optimism on my part!  It's amazing how good a pillow feels that early in the morning.    However, I feel that a "push" is necessary, because my pace seems to have slowed the last 3 weeks.  I am serious about being finished by August 1.

Mentioning watching golf reminds me of how often I have stitched to sporting events.  I can often point to an item in the shop and recall what game or sport I happened to be watching during its stitching.  And of course I have now added "blog stitched" to some things.  Ah, the modern era arrives at Needle Nicely.

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! It's been great following your progress- and it's inspired me to pull out a tote canvas that I've had tucked away for years!

    I hope you meet your August 1 deadline, although other than golf and baseball, this isn't a very exciting sports time!

    Can't wait to see it finished.