I'm back, with just a little progress to share. As you can see above, I've finished the rocks in Block 1 of Shores and I've moved on to the ocean. It's slow going, but it's relatively mindless filling in, which seems to be what I'm wanting right now. I did attempt to work on the Mermaids for the Sunday SAL, but for the life of me I cannot find my chart and thread. I was "organizing" recently and must have put it in a "safe place" so that I would be sure to be able to find it at a moment's notice. I'll give it another look during the week and hopefully I'll be able to get back on track with those girls. I'm all excited to start page 2. But, anyway...back to Shores. I don't think I'll be finishing with Block 1 this month. So, I'll just keep plugging away at it, and maybe by the end of April I'll have blocks 1 and 2 done.
I've also made a tiny bit of progress on Adam & Eve (also Carriage House Samplings). Instead of moving on to the swirl the squirrel is standing on and then back to the tree trunk like I'd thought I was going to do...I decided to start on Adam. He just has a bit of hair at the moment, but should soon have a face as well. I'd like to see some more progress on this before my guild meeting next week. I love this piece, and it is so different stitching on this one than on Shores, even though they're the same designer. Such fun!
I haven't even touched my Catherine Theron pieces either since the workshop...maybe I can pick one of them back up this weekend. That would be nice, huh? Not too much else going on here. I bought five more skeins of NPI from Drema during her sale. These were the five I'll need (that I didn't already have) for Block 2 of Shores. I figure I'll just buy them as I need them, in order to space out the cost. Plus, when I can get them on sale for $2.70 as opposed to almost $4, that's a deal! I've also ordered a couple of charts from The Attic, but haven't seen hide nor hair of them yet. I think one of them was on backorder, so hopefully those will come soon. Not that I need anything else to work on right now. When I get closer to finishing A&E, I'll be ordering fabric for And They Sinned. I ordered all the thread for that at New Year's, if you remember...so that will be my next big start I think.
Oh, and thank you all for your interest in the magazines. Two have been sent out, and I'm still waiting on Sherry and Chiloe to respond to my emails with your addresses. So, if you're reading this...please get me that info so I can send you your magazines. Hope everyone is doing well. Enjoy your stitching!
I am grateful for being welcomed back.