I finally braved the cold pool water, 76 degrees, it was not nearly as bad I feared. It felt delicious after toiling in the gardens all day.
I am easy though and his health is more important then a deck. My deck is functional and I have my summertime stitching/eating/cup of coffee spot back. My neighbors must think me the crazy cat lady as I do enjoy showering up early and putting on fresh pjs and sitting here in the evenings. Just me and the cat and my stitching or a book.
I know I am supposed to complete the entire round before starting the next row but of course I wanted to get a preview of the colors.
I seem to be satisfied with stitching on just this project right now. I am looking forward to finishing this and assembling it in the Lone Elm shaker box. There are 16 rows altogether and I have finished/started 11 rows. It could be because once the ground rows were in there is no need to following the pattern that makes this easy. That is now that I have mastered counting to 5! Maybe because it wasn't even in my stash let alone my stitching rotation and I am feeling disloyal to the 'list' and I feel I must complete this asap....I think next up may be another not-on-my-list quick patriotic stitch - I am a sucker for all thinks patriotic. But I do have that needle book to assemble......decisions, decisions. I seem to make a habit of doing a job 90% and stopping. Better get that last 10% of the garden beds not yet weeded and to spreading mulch so I can stitch the afternoon away! Grocery shopping and laundry on the the agenda before heading out to tackle more of the yard. Good thing I love all things outdoors....including yard work.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week all.