I can't believe how peaceful it is without the hustle bustle of Christmas. I spent most of today stitching and making soup from the bones and scraps of the Christmas roast. I took a three-hour nap also. Overall, a good day! Coming down the home stretch on Rose Marie--if all goes well, I should finish sometime this week. Not the best photo since while I was napping the sun went down. As much as I needed the rest, it's a little disconcerting to fall asleep in the bright sunlight and wake up in the dark.
And a re-start. I've tried stitching this ("Keep Me" by Moira Blackburn) a couple of times but didn't like my former choices of fabric which were too yellow or rosy and didn't show the floss colors well. I'm getting over the need to stitch everything in silk, and I'm using the recommended floss: mostly WDW and some DMC. I'm doing the "proper" method with the variegated floss-one stitch at a time rather than laying down the row in one direction and then crossing back the entire row. It really does show the variation in color better. There are some funky colors in this, but I think they work in a way that solid silk wouldn't. I'm doing it two over two on 32 count. Normally I like 40 count, but I had this fabric in my stash (no idea what it is), and I like how the WDW looks on the white fabric.
Here's what I have so far. Note for border-phobes: there are two--almost three--borders in this, one within another!
Elvis, enjoying a Sunday nap until I woke him. I was grouchy as a bear when I woke up (the phone was ringing--nothing makes me crankier than to be awakened by a ringng phone)--hopefully poor Elvis isn't feeling the same way.
Happy week ahead!