What have I been up to in the past week?
Last Thursday, my husband and I went to our church’s monthly book club meeting where we discussed Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hahn.
On Saturday, we drove out to see my brother and sister-in-law to see their new house and meet my niece, who is now seven weeks old.
Monday, we went to a concert in Chicago where we heard a wonderful performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.
In between all of that, I was editing my most recent cross-stitch pattern, creating the final PDF, taking lots of photos, and writing the listing for Etsy. (Seriously, no one tells you how long some of this stuff takes.)
But, I still managed to do a tiny bit of stitching, so here are some other project updates!
First up is progress on the 12 days of Christmas by Satsuma Street. I am stitching some of the border for the piece, and I’m still obsessively counting every stitch because I am terrified that I am off the count and will end up having to frog parts of the border. But, I think everything’s okay so far. Wish me luck! Here’s the progress photo:
Yeah, it doesn’t look like a lot of progress, but it is taking me longer because of the constant counting and recounting my stitches. I should probably just break down and grid my fabric.
Next up, I started stitching a model for “All Shall Be Well.” It’s fun to stitch one of my own patterns, but it’s also funny — just because I designed it, doesn’t mean I don’t make mistakes while stitching it. I had to frog one row because I miscounted some of the blue stitches! :D
Here’s my start:
Hope everyone is having a productive crafty week!
someone said to me once that if you’re stitching a huge but basic border, just don’t do the top cross of every 5th or 10th stitch. That makes it easier, promise!
That. Is. Brilliant! Thank you! That’s such a great tip. I’m definitely going to try that out.
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