I've been to the bakery today. It was so fun. Banana cake, cinnamon rolls, cookies. I have so many yummy creations that I don't know what to eat first. A cinnamon roll with my lunchtime yogurt sounds good.
A friend told me to try the brownie with cookie dough icing on it.
I finished the buttonholes on Beautiful. Yeah! I must be terrible at counting since I have had three different totals for the number of buttonholes on the middle section. Latest count is 54. Now I can work on the lower third. What is interesting is that the lower third is upside down, it faces the center section. I ordered some threads from Stitching Bits and Bobs a few days ago and I wish I had them already. They would be great for stitching this bottom section. Since SBB always takes a month to get here, I will have to work with the threads I have. 14 days until I leave for retreat.
I have spent some time fiddling with Printmaster and the Sandy Orton samplers I found in old magazines. I am trying to print them out 16 stitches to the inch so I can see how they look on various parts of the casket. If I cut out the design area of the casket templates, I can slide the sized samplers behind the cut out to see how it looks and how it fits. There are several parts of several samplers that I think I can combine. I have much more fiddling to do. I'm getting anxious to try a section and see how everything works out. I like the Sandy Orton samplers as they are challenging enough and pretty enough.
I am putting a blanket stitch around the edge of the top for one of the strawberries I stitched. I really want to finish it off today.
We woke up to thunder early this morning. The rain is very welcome in this part of the country.