Bless you fellow stitchers that rotate multiple projects. I guess there is something to be gained from the mental stimulus you get from getting up to speed with a different project every day/week. I did that crazy January challenge many years ago when you start a new project every day and although fun and exciting.....truth be told, I still have some of those starts in my UFO basket.....
Progress is going well except for that pesky over one section. But even that is not bad.....lettering is always so enjoyable to me.
And what is this.....Mr. W. is getting estimates for some pool fixes. I was sure when he came home from his summer tour he would lower the boom on the pool. We need a new liner, a new skinner assembly, a wall panel replaced and filter repairs......I prepared myself for him surely wanting to take the pool down and scrap all the aluminum.....considering in the next five years we will most likely be moving and a pool is not necessarily an asset and the fact that he has not been in the pool in at least the last 15 years.....it was safe to prepare myself. But surprise of all surprise his first reaction is to get estimates for the necessary repairs. We shall see what the estimate looks like. My argument is whatever we decide to do it will cost money - $$ to repair/$$ to remove and then fill in the area and landscape.
And what is this craziness? Here is a pattern I just bought at a Trunk Show at my August Guild Meeting. (See my other blog - DVHSG. Scroll down to the section on our speaker.) It is called Corsica River Sampler by Barbara Hutson of Queenstown Sampler Designs. I was just really taken by this piece. It is a large 337 stitches by 451 stitches. There is a lot of blackwork which is something I really enjoy and sections of Assisi stitching which I have never done. I tried to get some friends interested in a stitch along with this but have only had one taker so far. I will be selecting fabric and fibers in October when I am in OCMD but I don't plan to start this until at least January. I may even stitch this in NPI silks since I am enjoying working with them.
For now I want to concentrate on Random Thoughts and finishing some stitched pieces and other UFO's. Now that's a challenge! Who knows what my spin on it will be next week. So nice to have choices.
Ok, I am off to do some much needed yard work before it heats up too much. Hoping for a nice dinner on my deck this evening and possibly cracking open one of my new bottles of wine.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stitches one and all.