I went to In Stitches yesterday with every intention of picking up just thread and maybe a zipper project bag or two and perhaps some fabric, certainly not to buy another Scarlet Letter chart. But this chart called out to me from the SL stand, and of course I wound up buying thread for that instead of the other chart I was kitting up. And Patricia, Enabler-in-Chief at In Stitches, said, "it would be a great companion piece for And All Was for An Appill." I like AAWFAA, but I wasn't really going to stitch it, but now I really should, shouldn't I? Or maybe this one, which is a similar style: The Lady and the Castle in an Autumn Landscape. Since school is over and I have sensibly decided to take just a single course this coming semester, I'll have more time to stitch, but even I think this is all a little nuts. But I'm going to try it anyway! Here is my start on "A Parrot, A Leopard and a Lion." I'm using 40 count vintage Navy Bean and AVAS (over two). I'm not doing the tent stitch background. Why use nice linen if you're going to do that?
In any case, I decree this the summer of Scarlet Letter, and I will try to show SL progress each week. And I'm thinking it's high time to re-start the Summer Sunday cocktails as well. Mental note to self to go by the Virginia ABC store and select some interesting things. Today would have been perfect for a frosty cocktail in the silver shaker: it was 90 degrees.
Bet you thought I'd abandoned Catharine McNeal. Nope--I put some time into her this week. She's coming along nicely.
Don't you just love the Picture This Plus Fabric for this project?
Pink and Peaches, having Sunday brunch. Peaches: "I think that I have bitten off more than I can chew." It's fun to watch the buns eat their timothy hay: they chew it down like spaghetti strands--little by little it disappears into their faces.
Along with Outdoor Bunny, whose best feature is that he does not doot in the house. He's rather impatiently waiting for me to put in the garden, which I didn't do this weekend because I stitched instead. Sorry, OB!
Happy week ahead!