Several years ago, I bought this Heart’s Content kit called “Ewe & Eye Needlecase” at the big spring sale at Needles & Niceties in Upland, CA. I have a weakness both for sheep designs and one-over-one stitching. I started this project right away, but was soon overwhelmed by the difficulty of doing one-over-one stitching on 36-count with a beige linen background with one strand of light beige DMC embroidery floss.
My eyes have yet to hit middle age, but after about a half-hour of stitching under these conditions, I felt like they had. I made a decision to work on this project only in the middle of the day and only under direct sunlight. Needless to say, that somewhat limits one’s stitching opportunities. My progress on the needlecase slowed to a crawl and eventually stopped altogether.
As much as I love this project, I must admit that it’s been sitting in my UFO pile for at least three years now. So, now that it’s winter and sunlight is a limited commodity, I’ve decided to pull it out and start working on it again. Logical, eh?
Here’s my progress so far–stay tuned for more updates: