Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017

I just got home from Nutrition class. It was very interesting. Jeff went with me and we're both looking forward to going back for the rest of the 8-week series. 

I recently read Teresa Wentzler's blog entry announcing her retirement from cross stitch designing. Her arthritis has just gotten to be too much. It makes me sad. I'll miss seeing more designs from her. 

Today's project is a free pattern from Teresa. It's one I chose to stitch and make into a bookmark for my son, Brendan. I wanted something cool for him that would encourage him to read more. Sadly, I stalled out. All those color changes and fractional stitches had me stressed every time I looked at the pattern.  I think I might change some colors and use overdyed flosses instead of the myriad changes. One of my friends stitched this and used some metallic flosses for parts of the pattern. That would be fun to play with as well. Since my son is now 17, it's time to stitch this and gift it to him. 

Teresa Wentzler
33H x 160W
remnant linen
DMC floss - until I convert it!

Not much of a start, but it does mean the border is set. 

Laura :)


  1. The border is always the scary part for me, to make sure it matches up, etc. Nice start! I've had a look and I think you're right, hand-dyed and/or some metallics would make this a much simpler stitch.

    1. I'm with you on the border issue. I'm hoping by switching to overdyes and metallics I'll be more excited to work on this.