Miss Bingley’s Library progress

A photo that’s not Mighty Acorn – can you believe it! 🙂   I picked back up Miss Bingley’s Library and have made some progress on that.  This is a fun stitch  (yes I say that all the time) but little blocks of color, big blocks of color, it’s a simple stitch.   Mighty Acorn had that viney border and lots of branches and twigs with little leaves and buds (or may be they were baby acorns but I stitched mine on the little twigs to  look like bittersweet berries).  But lots of little areas of just a few stitches and then a color change to fill in around all the larger motifs.   This one has lots of areas you can outline and then just fill in without referring to a chart.

miss bingley's library

I changed the flag from British to resemble US.  I love the flowers in the pot – they remind me of bachelors buttons – a favorite flower of mine.  I put a few rows in on the roof, and when I finish a thread of that, switch to something else.  I’m working on the stacks of books on the chimney and am ready to start adding Miss Bingley to the top of the stack after I add the long stitch lines on the book spines.


I’ve got a new little lamp charging to try out tonight.  It’s a little clip on rechargeable light.  Since I don’t have to use a magnifier, I wanted just a little lightweight light that I can clip on my hoop so I can take it to work and stitch on my lunch hour at the office more easily and when I go visit my parents I wanted a little light to take with me so I can stitch there.  So will give that a test run to see if I like it and also see how long it will hold a charge at the brightness level I want.  It has several settings for brightness and color of the light.