|Alma Lynn designs from 1992, duplicate stitch pattern for a sweater.|
Still working mad, crazy hours including going into the office today. I can get more done in four hours on a Saturday than I probably will accomplish on a full Monday and Tuesday!
I am allowing myself 15 to 20 minutes each morning before getting ready for work rather than an hour each morning. As you can see, it is working. I thought I was being extremely hopeful to attempt to finish by the 4th of July......as for now I am feeling like that is not unrealistic at all.
Sam is stitched on 18 count. On a previous 18 ct. finishes I have used 3 and even 4 stands of floss. I charged ahead here using only two strands but as fellow stitcher Pat pointed out, it gives him a more faded, weathered look and I am OK with that. He is supposed to have a stitched flag but I will be using this flag instead....that is if I can attach it well enough to keep it sturdy and not from dipping down. When the stitching is done, I will be finishing him to stand on an easel.
As for me, hi ho, hi ho, it is off to work I go.