Today's start is Phebe Edwards, 1818, by Forget-Me-Nots In Stitches, which I picked up a few days ago when I last visited In Stitches. This is a reasonably priced little project (well, not that little, since it's 215 x 226 stitches) because the chart itself is fairly inexpensive, and the fibers called for--with the exception of one spool of silk--are all Sampler Threads. I am stitching it in the recommended fibers on 40 count LL in navy bean. The yellow flowers are daffodils, and the border will also be daffodils. When I stitched the top two daffodils in the recommended color, gold leaf, I thought they weren't bright enough--not yellow enough--so I subbed another color. Those are the two side by side. I'm wondering now if they aren't TOO yellow. Thoughts? I laid the various yellow overdyeds in my stash on top of the q-snap to get a feel: my favorite name is "sally sunshine," by WDW.
The copy of the photo on the package does not do it justice, of course. Whichever yellow I go with, it will be a nice bright stitch for the dark days of winter.
Here's today's drive-through critter. The tag says simply "Bear." I think he's a cutie, but he's still not the elusive bunny, although a dear reader, Deborah, has very kindly offered to send a bunny to me.
I have successfully launched my exercise program and dutifully trudged around my neighborhood, nose running in the cold. It's a start though.
These ladies run in a pack of five. I see them frequently crossing the road when I drive somewhere at dusk. They are very handsome and were grazing in my back yard this morning. They are large and pretty hefty--perhaps because they fattened up on my hostas this summer. One thing we know they won't eat: daffodils!
"Who are you calling fat? We HEARD you huffing and puffing up the hill!"
See you tomorrow with another project!