Here is my first row of Old Glory. It is actually a very fast stitch. I got most of this done this evening. I would have finished the row altoghter, but DH came home from his rehearsal at 9, and we sat and caught up on the day. I had fun while I was stitching it. I have to change out needles tomorrow from the one that came with the kit. It seems that it has a jagged eye and keeps cutting my thread. Grrr. So I will change over to my favorite, John Jakes Platinum needles. They have smooth eyes and go through the fabric like buttah! I love them. They last pretty long before the needle starts feeling sticky. I can't stand that feeling.
I went online yesterday to see when the fair is in town and who the musical acts are this year. I was not really up to entering anything this year. Last year, I won best of show, which was a total shock. I had entered quite a few things. This year, we have had a lot going on, so I was not able to pull it together. When I was online yesterday, I saw that today was the deadline for entries. I asked DH if he felt he could get a frame ready in the next few weeks. He said that he thought that I should enter my Farmer's Alphabet. So I went ahead and registered to have it entered. I do not expect it to do super well. (although a ribbon is always nice!) It just really bothers me how much the cross stitch entries have dwindled over the past three years. I want to make sure that cross stitch is represented. I wish I could have done more. Next year I will do better.