Now that I have finished my Solstice Dream and Seaglass Sampler quilt, I was needing something to keep my hands occupied at night. (Housework doesn't count) I had a canvas work pattern that my sister had given me a couple of years ago, so decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to pull it out and work on it.
Of course I had none of the equipment or threads it needed, so had a special trip into my favourite craft store - Ribbon Rose to purchase them. A couple of threads weren't available, so these have been substituted.
The pattern itself is called Catch a Falling Star and is a design from Nancy's Needle. Most of her patterns are based on quilts, there are some beautiful designs available.
Stitching the design itself is quite easy, the only difficulty I found was in the beginning and trying to count the threads and spaces on the canvas, they are tiny. Since then, I have done a decent sized block, and it is a lot easier to work out where things fit. I suspect at some point, I will need to invest in a magnifying lamp for my hand work. The finished piece will end up at just over 7"square.
I am really enjoying doing this, while I think about my next project or two.