Happy Sunday, all! It took me a little longer than I expected to return to blogging, since I've been busy, including having worked at the needlework shop yesterday afternoon. It's always fun to work there, although we did a brisk business, so there wasn't a lot of time to indulge in my favorite activity--shopping for my own stash (oh yeah, but I did find a couple of projects I intend to nab, including some oldies). Lots of people came in to look for the perfect project for this long, chilly weekend. Doesn't that sound perfect? A cup of tea, a warm spot in front of the fire, and the cross stitch/needlepoint/knitting project of your choice. That's my plan for today, although I'm trying to figure out what kind of low-cal nutritious dinner I can fix in under two minutes. Maybe a glass of water and a vitamin.
Here's a closeup of my progress on Sarah Hatton McPhail:
The thing about her is that she really is fairly small, although densely packed with stitching (and there's a ton of back-stitching on her as well that I'm starting to work on now so that it all doesn't fall at the end and derail the project). I think she calls for a special frame, and I wandered the shop examining frames and framing treatments yesterday. A customer had brought in a nice needlework project that was matted in the most beautiful pink linen and framed fairly simply with a chippy-paint wood frame. The linen mat set off the project just perfectly, and I decided that I'd love to mat Sarah with linen and then look for a beautiful wood frame. Normally I just have my needlework framed without a mat, but I'm hooked on this idea, although of course, it makes it more expensive. We'll see when she's done. I'll bring you along on the framing trip, of course!
Pink says he would like to point out that his blue hay box is the exact color of Sarah's water, and that while Peaches is taking up more than her share of the box, it is very cozy to snuggle on a cold Sunday morning with a bunny.
See you soon! I'm back to the needlework shop tomorrow morning to work a half day.