I am supposed to be working on midterm exams for my two classes, but I've been taking regular little blocks of time to stitch. Progress on "July":
I ordered this from 123stitch, and it came very quickly, as do all of my orders from them. It's charted for DMC, but I subbed AVAS because I prefer it. I started it. Frankly, although I said I was going to devote July to patriotic stitching, my interest in that (I now have about 8 patriotic charts waiting in the wings) has begun to...er...flag. I'm pretty distractable--but needlework is about the only thing I have any control over. Schoolwork, the work grind, the commute, a certain basic level of personal and household hygiene, all pretty non-negotiable. Needlework? I give myself permission to do anything I want.
Then there's this. Wow, what colors. And a departure for The Victoria Sampler, I think, because there's not a band in sight. There is some surface embroidery, some beading, some specialty stitches, and some ribbon work. But it's not too large, so it's not terribly daunting. It came with a thread pack (NIP, AVAS, Kreinik Mori, Kreinik braid, silk ribbon, GAST and beads) and I bought the recommended color of linen: Vintage cashel in "country mocha," only I got the 32 ct. instead of the recommended 28.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to get up to meet the Sampler Girl and see her trunk show, so I'd better get back to my exams. Later!
"I disapprove of rigid schedules."