I decided to start another handwork project this week. I bought the pattern and wool for this project a few months ago. The pattern is September of 12 pattern set, one for each month, called Bertie's Year, by Bonnie Sullivan. I liked the September pattern because of the squirrel! The pattern has a gray squirrel but at my house, I have black squirrels running around the yard, hence the black squirrel in my project. I got all the pieces cut out and pinned in the right spots earlier this week. My background fabric is a piece of Essex linen. Instead of a wall hanging, this will become a pillow, likely for our bed.
I managed to do a bit of handstitching one night this week on the branch.
I am using embroidery cotton--two strands.
This morning, Christine and I got together at her house for a couple of hours of hand stitching time. We both worked on wool projects. I finished off the branch and stitched around one leaf.
I hope to do a few more stitches later today and maybe tomorrow too.
Happy Stitching to all the slow stitchers out there!