There’s been a bit of unstitching and restitching going on over here. I was working along smoothly on my Shores, and finished up the lighthouse. I moved on to the rocks and was thinking “wow, this is really starting to come together”. Isn’t that the moment at which you soon discover it SO isn’t? Well, I got to the rock at the bottom – and hit rock bottom, so to speak. My black outline was one stitch too far down. Crap! I counted and recounted and sure enough, I’d stitched it 1 stitch too low. I started to just go ahead and rip it out and fix it right then. But something told me that if I’d made a mistake there, I had most likely made a mistake on the right side of the outline too. I had a sneaky suspicion that instead of including the previous side’s stitch in my 92 stitches, that I had stitched 92 stitches from that side – thus making it 93. So…I decided to stitch across to the other side and sure enough, I was off there as well. So, out came both the bottom and right lines and they were both restitched. Now I can get back to what I was doing. But, above is what it looks like now, and below is what is looked like last time – plus two brand new sides. If I recall correctly, I seem to remember I did this same exact thing stitching the outline for Midi Mystery II. Will I ever learn??
And, a little tiny bit of progress has been made on Adam & Eve. I now have a squirrel and a few more apples and leaves. There’s a swirl the squirrel is standing on that will get stitched in next, and then I think I’ll work on the tree trunk. Here’s what it looks like now…
And last time…
So that’s all on the stitching front for me. I do have a giveaway though, that I’ve been meaning to do for some time. I have four magazines that somehow I ended up with duplicates of. So, if you’re interested in one or more of these, please leave a comment and let me know which one(s) you’d like. First come, first serve. I’ll cover the postage cost regardless of where you are. Just please take these off my hands!!
JCS June 2005 issue on the left. This has a small CHS design in it called Emma’s Samplers that I am definitely going to stitch at some point. There’s also a Brittercup Designs chart in here called Love Grows that is really cute. And a Cross-Stitch & Needlework May 2008 issue on the right. This one has a Jane Greenoff design in it called Monet’s Giverny Gardens, there’s an interview with Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching and two embroidery designs by her, and a cute Thistle & Clover biscornu design by Jennifer Mitchell.
Interweave Knits Summer 2007 on the left. Includes the cute Josephine Top and Origami Cardi that everyone was knitting. SANQ Summer 2006. Includes part 1 of the Old Aviary Sampler and The 1831 E.F. Sampler (on the cover) that I just love.
Anyway, please leave a comment and email address if you’re interested in any of these.
And finally, I was nominated for an award by Rachel at Willing Hands. Thank you so much, Rachel! I’m so sorry I am just now getting around to mentioning this. For this award you are supposed to list 5 favorite things and tag 5 others.
1. Mexican food
2. Fashion magazines
3. OPI nail polish
4. Lakeside linen
5. British comedy – I’ve recently been reminded how much I miss watching these shows!
And now for five people to tag… Missy, Glenna, Anna, Annemarie and Mary Kathryn. I could name soooo many more!
Othello thinks my blog is fabulous too…
I am grateful for a Saturday at home.