Hello folks! Here it is, Day Nine already!!
After today I hope I make it the rest of the way! I didn't get much stitched today, it was one of those days spent on the phone. Lots going on in the family and I'm feeling useless living so far away. Oh well, nothing I can do but pray, and talk on the phone. I'm pretty good at both by now!!
I have been wanting to stitch the piece I started today for a long time. I've had the fabric and thread sitting in a box calling out to me. They don't sell the recommended thread at my LNS so I substituted something else. I wasn't sure if I had enough thread, but hopefully Sonya's and my calculations are correct and I do. *fingers crossed* So I reluctantly started today. Like I said, I didn't get very far today. Here is what Cirque des Carreaux from Ink Circles is supposed to look like...
And here is what it looks like stitched on 32 ct Maritime white over one with The Thread Gatherer Silk-n-color Forget-Me-Not silk thread. Yep, it's a bit dismal, but as I said, I didn't get much time to stitch on it today.
I also got the next step in the January Mystery SAL and so stitched the next color in this one. I could prop the phone on my shoulder and stitch this in hand, so that's why I'm caught up on this particular one. Well at least I am keeping caught up.
Now for my list...I think I might do a bit of tweaking. As you know I was "hanging ten" on the internet yesterday when I ran across a SAL that begins tomorrow...YES I SAID TOMORROW!! So I signed up then realized that they give you the first piece, and you must show progress before they send you the next piece. Hm....Well, what is there to do, but substitute this for something on my list. It's such a pretty piece, I cannot pass this one up. I ran to Michael's tonight and discovered that I could only buy two of the five threads I need. There are times it's good to live in a metropolitan area...there is another Michael's in another direction that I plan to hit tomorrow. If they are out there, of course there's another one 20 minutes away...and there is always my LNS, but I have to go there tomorrow anyway to get the fabric. I'll show you what I'm up to tomorrow, provided I get my materials AND find the time to stitch. I learned tonight that DS has a dentist appointment after school tomorrow, we have to drop some things off from our church to the homeless shelter between 5:00 and 6:00 tomorrow and then have dinner out (who, I ask you, has time to cook??? LOL) I'm tired just thinking about it. My trip to Michael's tonight along with an hour long stroll around Target and dinner at KFC while DS was attending Youth Group services nearly did me in!! I never should have told DH I was feeling better. His military training is to take folks on forced marches to build up stamina. I swear his military training will be the death of me yet! LOL
And now my tale of woe is done. Hopefully I'll have something to show you tomorrow. Wish me luck!! *Hugs*
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