You would think I could tell black from dark, dark grey.
But no. On Sunday while still at my in-laws I stitched away on 40ct silk gauze with the wrong color. What a pain in the ass that was to frog. Two threads worth. It was so painful I only added about 5 new stitches with the correct color - black!
While in NH, I of course made my piligrimage to Yankee Cross Stitch in North Hampton. I was good. Bought a Mill Hill peyote beaded mini purse which I promptly stitched. This will be a donation to my EGA chapter - maybe for the basket for regional seminar. Side note - the directions to this suck. If you've never beaded before you'll give up before you get to the third row. I tried 5 times before giving up. Went to bed and woke up with the solution to my problem.
Bought another perforated paper santa. I've got 5 of these on my tree, but did not complete a new one this year. Bummer. Bought a Homespun Elegance "Merry Cardinal" ornament chart. MIL has a thing about cardinals apparently.
Bought Carriage House Samplings "My Hometown."
another some day project...
Bought the Black Forest by the Goode Huswife.
The Black Forest
This is a reproduction of a design from Transylvania stitched on black. Saw a shop model and it knocked my socks off. I can't remember if I have any black linen, but I did buy the silks for this one.
Bought the Feb. issue of JCS mostly for the envelope directions. But saw the tea cosy and thought I could do this in blue. Didn't look at it closely before buying - it's a prefab tea cosy. Thought I was getting some more directions. Sigh
Also picked up issue #32 of Stitch by the Embroiders' Guild in the UK. Has a wonderful article on Polish flower embroidery among other things. My hometown has a large Polish heritage population (yes, we even have a Polish American Club - see Bill Morrissey lyrics about drinking at the PAC, if you are a folk fan.) These women would march in the Memorial Day parade every year in the most beautifully embroidered outfits that included beribboned, flowered head pieces. What a colorful sight. Next time I'm home, I'll have to go searching for someone who can show me what they do.
And that it's for stashing.
I said I was good. Not bad. Not bad at all.