I finally got this finished on Wednesday, Feb 5th. So now I have moved on to finishing the Castle and Roses piece that I am going to turn into our wedding sampler. Maybe I'll be able to get it finished before the 10th - mostly backstitching and little fill in pieces. It's a Stoney Creek design so lots of detail and color changes.
I also received my Monopoly pattern in the mail today - so exciting! I have had the fabric all ready and I started stitching this today, starting with the "Go" square. The pattern calls for blue DMC 799 for the border around the board, but since this is going to be a family item (we're going to mount this piece in a coffee table), Scott and I decided on the royal blue DMC 3842 instead for the border. So far, I've gotten Mediterrean completed, the GO square and most of the border for the Community Chest square done. I thought it was going to be boring doing all of the straight stitching but it is fun to see the Monopoly board develop! Pictures to come....
I got an email from Stitches N Things and it cracked me up - they are again having their annual "In Honor Of The Football Game Deb Had To Google To Find Out Who Was Playing" sale ROFL.
I have to say, this year I don't care one iota about the silly Superbowl, but my in-laws throw great food partys and that's enough for me :)
Yesterday I took a shot of my "stitching corner" in the kitchen where my buffet is - it's a little jumbled right now, but you get the jist :)
This is the left hand corner of the kitchen, looking out. You can probably see through the windows, the living room beyond. I have all of my binders with leaflets, loose kits, etc. in the buffet, a whole bunch of completed pieces in the top flat drawer that won't fit into my smaller plastic tote. The tote on the chair is my WIP and UFO box, my other boxes are scattered about the living room at this point. As you can see, I love cows.
Last night I worked on the border for Dragon of the Deeps. It's surreal to me that this piece is going to be finished in the near future. Yea!