Since I switched from full crosses to Continental stitch I am really loving Scarlet Letter’s Gratitude.
Here is my first progress photo. I have completely stitched the little lady on the right, but I obviously took this photo prior to that. I can only work on her for a short period of time due to the stitch count so I have been saving her for stitch-in at Attic. I have yet to decide whether or not she’ll be coming to Las Vegas with me next week (squeeeee! Vegas!!!! Sorry 😉 )
Scarlet Letter “Gratitude”
Over 1 on 40 count
I bought the majority of required DMC for Berlin Woolwork Sampler yesterday. The store was out of a couple of colors. Hoping to cut and serge my fabric today/tomorrow and start organizing all that floss.
If any stitching happens today, before I head to Attic for tonight’s open stitch, it will be on Fairy Moon. It’s very hard to not keep stitching on And They Sinned. I am really loving that piece.
A belated Merry Christmas to all those who believe in, and celebrate, Christmas. Actually Merry Christmas to everyone 😉 My Christmas celebration was a day early as Son and Girlfriend flew in on Sunday morning and had to fly out again Christmas night. I cooked and we opened gifts on Monday and spent Christmas day sitting around talking and being as lazy as we could be with the thought of “we have a plane to catch” in the back of our mind. Needless to say it went by way too fast.
I was blessed though! Mister bought me a beautiful bracelet with charms that represent my Bandit (beautiful blue and white swirls), Harley Quinn (black spotted bling), and stitching (a frog prince 😉 ). He couldn’t find one that represented Jasper at the time he purchased the other two so he’ll be looking for that one next. In addition to their presence, DS and Girlfriend gave me a delicious box of chocolates and a gift card to help enable my hobbies. DS and Girlfriend also talked the whole weekend about getting married. She bought him a Klingon dictionary and they were also joking around about memorizing wedding vows in Klingon. All the marriage talk made my heart go pitter patter. They’ve been a couple for 6 years.
As planned, I started Scarlet Letter’s Gratitude yesterday and worked on it while listening to A Christmas Carol and DS and GF talking. I absolutely adore the 1938 black and white version and recorded it while we were sleeping Christmas Eve. I really need to get a copy for my collection as I could watch it more than just during Christmas. I saved what I recorded and will be stitching to it again this afternoon while the house is quiet.
Anyway, after about an hour I had to put Gratitude aside. It’s full crosses over 1 on 40 count and I’m definitely going to be stitching this one under a magnifier. Wearing my readers didn’t help much! LOL Looks like I’ll be doing some stitching space rearranging later today to see if I can get my stitching table close enough for my small magnifier. If not I’ll have to figure out where to stitch on it, or maybe just keep it as my Attic stitching piece.
I got so caught up in decorating the house and getting ready for Son and GF to get here that I slacked off on updating my blog and working on more of my 2013 crafting plans. They are many, but small, if that makes sense 😉 I’ll finish them up and get them posted by the weekend as my parents are driving in and due to arrive on Saturday. This will be the first time they’ve visited me in more than 11 years.