It is nice to have a new focus. And to start something new! I have one more kit from The Purple Thread. I started it yesterday. Three times. I was trying out linen. I don't like the overdyed that came in the kit. It's wrinkly. So I got out some cream color linen as the picture on the front of the kit looks more creamy. But after a few stitches I realized it was 28 count and I wanted 32. Then I got out some Sandstone linen. Several designers prefer this linen. The Sandstone linen wins! But the book is turning out way larger than I imagined. I wonder how this would look over 1. I am anxious to get to the pink floss as I think that this is a really sweet design.
Poor neglected Mr. Snowman got a lot of attention yesterday. I got a lot done on his face. I haven't done any of the backstitch that defines the edges. That will really make him pop. He is done in colors that are so not me.
I printed out the other chart that I bought from Pinoy Stitch. It is another Jesse Wilcox Smith design of a girl amidst flowers. I'm am trying not to start it yet as I know I will work on it obsessively if I do.
I got an email from the Needlework Guild of Minnesota that the August retreat filled up on the first day of registration. Wow. I'm hoping I got in but I guess I better wait for the confirmation letter.
I am tempted by a couple of classes on the Shining Needle Society site. But I am trying to be good and live within my means. But you know about good intentions!