Joe, our bus driver, has a sense of humor. Note that the sign for the bus destination on the right side of the windshield says "Just Passin' Thru." I should talk him into punching in "Stitchin' City."
Homeward bound: some would see this as a traffic jam; I see it as a stitching opportunity. When the bus moves at 60 mph, it jiggles too much to stitch.
Want to see my lunch? A "skinny hammie" from Pot Belly, a diet coke and a tomato from my garden. I had lunch with Sarah.
"Sarah McPhail" arrived on Monday. So fast (just a week) from Canada and so cruel: I had a research paper due on Tuesday night, so I couldn't open anything up until yesterday. Aside from the very speedy service from The Essamplaire is the fact that it is the best set of charts/instructions ever. Good graphs, a huge photo so clear that you can see each individual stitch, and the small super clear photo on the outside of the pack. Good instructions too. It doesn't say on the website, but it's a silk kit (AVAS). I swapped out the linen. It was a very good linen, and it was 40 ct, which I had requested, but I thought that some of the specialty stitches might be more difficult on such a high count, so I'm using a piece of 32 ct Lakeside in buttercream. It's pretty close to the original, although a bit rosier.
There are some specialty stitches here. Sawtooth for the pink border and marking crosses in teal outlined in "four-sided" stitch. The marking crosses are a cross stitch over a cross stitch. Not the same as doubling the floss, because two separate crosses make a bumpy center that pops up nicely when the four-sided stitch is applied. Time consuming, but a nice effect.
I've started the Sail Away SAL. BF has been traveling the last few days, so dinner has been the drive-through or chips and salsa. Extra time to stitch!
"You've done nothing but stitch and work on the computer all week. I feel like an orphan. Poor, poor bunny."
See you in a few days!