Good Sunday evening! I hope everyone is feeling fine, I, on the other hand, am not. Unfortunately I have caught the crud that has been going around in this area. Head full and chest tight with coughing and sneezing. Bummers. I was hoping to go into the office an extra day tomorrow and finish moving 2010 files out of my office and settting up 2011 files. But that is not to be. I am hoping to go in on Friday and do a little extra then.
But now to stitchy news. I have been working on Peaceable Kingdom, and I have found out why this continues to be a WIP/UFO. Mostly, it is the background stitching that drives me crazy. It is done with a very light pale blue single strand on white fabric. I can barely see it and it takes me forever to stitch. Also, this piece must have the most backstitching on any project known to man. Am I whining, I am sorry. So here is the picture I made when I was setting up my goals, all wrinkley and messy. I really should have pressed it before I snapped the picture.
Here is where I stand with it today. I have finished the two little birdies and backstitched them, and I finished backstitching the elephant, and all of the leaves in this section of the piece. And I got some done on the background, but I did not complete this section. Since the stitching bugs me so much, I usually stitch one strand of the blue and then I go to some other part of the piece and work on it. So, I needed to move my piece so that I had some other things to stitch. I am sorry that the picture is so dark, it is a cloudy gloomy day here.
Tomorrow I am going to stitch on a Valentine piece and maybe do some finishing. That is, if I feel a lot better. The one good thing about being under the weather is that I couldn't go to a Souper Bowl party this evening, and maybe I can get some more stitching and resting done.
Thank you all for visiting my blog, and your messages are so wonderful. I really do enjoy reading them all. So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!