So that resolution ("I won't start a new Quaker until I finish my old Quaker.") lasted less than 48 hours. Liar, liar, pants on fire. Hah! So here's Sarah Spence, all rosy and started. I've put the 991bb NPI on the fabric so you can see the subtle pink of the fabric against the stark white. When I picked up the AVAS colors yesterday at Everything Cross Stitch, the floss toss didn't look right, I decided to switch to 32 ct Lakeside Attic Lace, and while that looked a lot better, one strand of silk wasn't enough coverage, and two strands was bunchy-looking, so I switched back to the Porcelain with one strand over 2, so I'm going to substitute colors as I go along. This should be fun!
I did some more on Dorothy this week--another girly pink sampler.
And a new feature: Summer Sunday Cocktail. When I was a kid, my dad was always making rob roys and manhattans and tom collinses in the summer, and there was always a shirley temple or a sip of the real thing for my sister and me. A few years ago we decided to institute an occasional cocktail hour and bought the stuff: shaker and stirrers and various liquors and some proper glasses, but we never did much with it. So today I went into the cabinet and poked around, then blew the dust off the bottles and bought some limes and cranberry juice to make this cosmopolitan. (Vodka, cointreau, lime juice and cranberry.) Mmmmm--vitamin C. BF said it is a girly drink and too sweet (I rubbed the lime wheel along the glass, then rubbed the rim in pink sugar). I think Dorothy and Sarah would like it just fine.
Pink, but not an elephant.