I was all jangly today; it's only as we get into evening that I'm settling down. I'd intended to lots of things and couldn't settle--for one thing, it rained all morning and I'd been going to pick up some more compost and do some other outdoor things. I haven't taken a shower yet! I did manage quite a bit of stitching, and I may not have the proverbial stitchy numb-butt, but my back is killing me, because I was too lazy to move off the bed and into a decent chair. I decided that as nice as the Drawn Thread project is, it's too much blue after the blue Alphabetissimo. So here's a peek at the replacement project for Moonlight Garden. Do you recognize it? Here are some hints: it's a reproduction of an original Scottish sampler. The picture on the cover of the project is the original version, I think (which makes me nuts). It features an enormous and very elaborate white swan parked on the lawn in front of the house. (Answer at the bottom of this post.) I'm stitching it on 32 ct. Lakeside in Navy Bean, in the called-for NPI silks. There are about 5 different shades of gold--perfect for a rainy day. Of course, I was supposed to start this AFTER I completed Alphabetissimo. And I did stitch for a while on that this morning but eh....
Here's some more gold--Chester, my stitching pal today.
"Just a peek."
And here's the project: Janet Gibson's Scottish Swan Sampler by Whimsey & Wit.
Back to work tomorrow (obviously I need the structure--other than stitching, I have accomplished NOTHING)--have a wonderful week!