Yesterday, like so many of my days, didn’t go as planned but it was better than I had planned. I thought I was going to sit and stitch the entire day but it didn’t happy quite that way. Vince and I had finished our cereal and Chad called to see if I wanted to babysit the dog while they shopped for a bit. I said sure. They were leaving and would be here in about 45 minutes so I started picking up things I didn’t want the dog messing with, set up a little fence we have to keep her from going down the stairs, kinda cleaned off Addie’s bed because I use it to sort floss and audition fabric and I knew she’d be in there doing something.
They arrived and stayed for a while, then they left to go do their shopping. I played with the puppy some and stitched but kept a watchful eye on her. They assured me she wouldn’t have an accident in the house but I didn’t want to take any chances.
They brought home pizza, we ate and they stayed til probably 3. Nothing is better than getting to spend time with Chad, Nicole and Addie.
Once they left I seriously got to stitching. I hadn’t stitched long when I decided I wanted to add a second color of floss after all. I found two pinks and did about a dozen stitches with each, didn’t like either. Found three more floss colors and ended up choosing a reddish burgundy (Old Red Paint by Gentle Arts).
I love how this is turning out. I really do like stitching letters.
I had the top row of the checkerboard border almost done and I had the letters done through “L”. My plan was to finish the first row of letters, stitch the chevron looking border below that, do a little on the side borders, stitch through the letter “T” and then do the border beneath the row beginning with the “P”
It was so fun stitching this, I kept going through Z and did the 1, 2 and 3.
I stitched 556 stitches.
Next sunday, if I can stitch the next full row of lower case alphabet and the next row which is partial alphabet and more chevron border, and stitch more on the side borders, that will be almost 600 stitches. That’s my goal for next Sunday.
I think I can do that because wasted a lot of time yesterday with searching for floss, making stitches, removing stitches . .
At one point, I was sleepy and told Vince I was going to take a nap. I walked into the bedroom, said no . . I’d rather stitch, and went back out and started stitching more.
There’s basically 12 rows of stitching. I’ve done 2. If I can work on this every Sunday and have good, productive stitching time, I can finish this by the end of the year.