Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy President's Day

I finally got to sit and stitch today! It poured and poured today. So much so that they had to cancel the last round of the Pro-Am at Pebble Beach today. I was looking at my neighbor's rain gauge earlier and it appears that we have acquired a little over 4 inches in the last few days. This is good because California really needs it, badly! We had really warm temperatures all through January (70's-80's) when it is usually raining and cold. So we welcome the rain. I am glad that it occurred when we were home for the weekend so I did not have to drive in it.

We did get a lot done in the house today. There is only one room to finish left. (I think you can probably guess which one...) Anyway, Whoohoo! Everything looks so nice and cozy. We are both so pleased with how it had turned out.

It was really nice to stitch tonight and listen to the rain falling on the roof. I worked on the Lady of the Thread. I have been working in the shades of green and am starting to feel like I need to play with another color for a while. I am thinking that I would like to start working on the fruit border to kind of break it up a bit, but want to work so that I have another reference point to make sure I counted my stitches correctly, so that it all meets up correctly. Otherwise I start the flashbacks...

When I was 18, I worked my very first piece of counted cross stitch. I had bought it on accident at JC Penney, thinking it was stamped cross stitch. Being frugal, and since the package was opened, I proceeded with the piece. It was a Della Robbia wreath. (Obviously, fruit wreaths are a running theme with me. LOL) I worked on that piece for months. When it came time for the two sides to meet, I had been off in my count so it did not match up right. I then had my first experience with hunting for a mistake and ripping out my work. Ultimately, I was able to fix it, but I get a twitch just thinking about it.

I am not sure what happened to the piece, but to this day I shudder to think of what the back looked like. LOL

I guess I will stitch the Lady a bit more so that I can feel confident with the count. I think I have scared myself with that memory that I will be having nightmares tonight.

Have a super week!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

my greatest fear wtih borders! I check and re-check to make sure it all adds up.