Look! I knew I could do 700 stitches yesterday.
I actually did more because I talked to Teresa Kogut about the leaf color not showing up on my fabric. I took out the two leaves I had done the day before, and that stem but then I had to take out a couple of rows of the bird because some of thread tails were buried in the bird’s stitching and I couldn’t get them out so probably 60 or 70 stitches got re-done and Pattern Keeper doesn’t count them twice.
Usually I’m stitching til after midnight but I was in bed at 10:45 last night. Vince and a friend are going off to do something today and I knew Vince was leaving early and I wanted to be up and dressed and have the kitchen cleaned up from breakfast in case the friend came inside. So, I went to bed early and got up early enough to get blog posts done and everything else.
Here’s something totally not related to stitching but I’ve mentioned a couple of times when I come into the living room and Vince is in here and I wasn’t expecting him to be in here and he scares me. Yesterday morning he got up before I did but he was in the kitchen making coffee and I wandered into the living room, still half asleep and sat down in my chair. Vince came in and yelled because I scared him. It was so funny because he walked out of the kitchen, facing me and it didn’t register that someone was sitting in the chair. He sat down in his chair, then he yelled. I was thinking . . how rude! He isn’t even going to say good morning. He said “You NEVER come in and don’t say something!” He says the first thing I say is “Vince?” And then I’m telling him some brilliant idea I had that’s going to cause him to have to do more work. He said “You wake up talking . . and don’t stop all day! Why were you sitting there being quiet?”
Anyway .. here’s my progress on Love Your Family.
Isn’t it just so pretty so far? That picture was taken last night. I’ve now finished the leaf veins and the last flower for the basket.
I thin I’m going to work on the roof of the house next.
Here’s my plan for stitching this:
- Next, I’ll stitch the roof, then the house, then the lawn, then move to the right and stitch the hill. Once I get to the right side of the hill, I will know the length and width of the piece and I can order the frame. Once the house is finished, I can stitch to the bottom of the lawn, then stitch a couple of rows of the hill all the way across and at that point, I can measure for the frame.
- Then I will stitch the trees, flowers and people on the hill. At that point, it will be easier to find the spot where I’m supposed to stitch the text box, the bird, the heart and Teresa Kogut’s signature moth!
- Last, I’ll go back and fill in the words on the hill, the cat and dog and anything else it’s missing.
As far as a time frame, here’s what I’m thinking and you know how these thoughts never end up being right!
- October 8 – Have the house finished except for the flowers in the window boxes.
- October 15 – Have the lawn and hill stitched except for the cat, dog and words.
- October 22 – Have the people, flowers and trees on the hill finished.
- October 29 – I should have it finished.