Well last time I posted I mentioned the drought and I have to say that's over. Completely over. We've had rain and more rain and there's more rain coming. They days have all been gray and cloudy and damp and perfect for staying in and stitching.
We've had siding installers here for weeks - the 4 day installation of siding on our house has taken a month and they're not finished. We have a brick house so there's not a lot of wood area to cover but it's been a comedy of errors. Materials didn't come in or they came in damaged. Where I asked for it to be put on horizontally they put it vertically. The list goes on but I have high hopes that all mistakes will be corrected by tomorrow and the job will be finished.
Meanwhile I've done a little stitching and had my high school friends here for the weekend and started yoga again.
I did this quick embroidery but then couldn't decide how to finish it....
I love big stitch embroidery - it's very easy, suits my primitive style and is oh so fast.
Olde Witche Mary - has to be one of my favorites despite the many mistakes I made doing it. I ran out of thread very early on and had to substitute. This was a kit from Not Forgotten Farms and the thread was hand dyed. There was plenty for the top half but not the flowers so I found a Presencia thread that was very, very close. Somehow I miscounted and ended up altering a couple of the flowers to make them fit but if I don't tell you which ones I don't think you'll be able to tell. :)
And I'm working on the Plum Street Samplers "Sunday Sampler" series - and yes, I'm way behind. This is the First Day of Christmas...I've begun the Second Day but I think there are about six of them out now. I have no idea how I'm going to finish the first two pieces but these will be ornaments when I get all the stitching done and get them finished.
I made a trip to Goodwill the other day to drop some stuff off so I shopped a little. I'm always on the lookout for ways to use my cross stitch pieces. I ran across a wonderful round green box for $2 that is going to be perfect for something....have no idea what, but something! :)
I've got a hot cup of tea beside me, bread dough rising in the kitchen, and stitching in my lap. Life doesn't get any better than this!