BF retired his ten-year-old car and got himself a new one. I got a new set of wheels today also. I may have told you that other than my needlework habit, my greatest weakness may be a good vacuum cleaner. I have a stable of them, each of them for a specific task on a specific floor, and each of them sleaker and more beautiful than the last. I may have to name each of my vacuums; this one I'll call Catharine McNeal after the sampler of roughly the same color, since I've been looking at aqua/turquoise/minty green quite a bit. This machine is lighter than the other cannister vacs I have and is ideal for upholstery/blinds/baseboards/stairs as well as the floors. With 6 cats and 3 buns, we are experts in vacuuming here.
Since we slept so long by napping during the weekend, last night we didn't go to bed until 4 a.m., so there was plenty of time for me to start a new project. You should have seen me at 2:00 in the morning, rummaging through my stash. This is Ann Wallace 1817 by the Scarlet Letter.
I did a trial run on some yellowy/gold fabric that was just ok. When I was at the LNS I spotted some 40 ct Newcastle in Flax because the floss colors looked great against it. I also like that it's about half the cost of Lakeside. I mentioned that the house color IRL is brown, not gray, but I changed it to gray. That meant I had to change the accents from brown (outlines) and pale green (window fill-in) to navy blue and pale aqua.
Ann Wallace says: "When I was a girl in 1817, we beat our carpets with carpet whips. We didn't vacuum. And I loathe aqua."
Says Catharine McNeal, sniffing: "You never beat a rug in your life. You lived in a big fancy house with servants to beat the rugs!" Note to Tanya--Catharine McNeal is stitched on 40 count Picture This Plus Legacy. Those colors do pop against the brown blotchy fabric.
Pink: "Elvis, Mom thinks the samplers are talking to her!"