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Monday, September 24, 2012


I just worked on the crest yesterday.  It will fit the side of the small box.  It is coming along well and I like how it looks.
I am using some gold krenik threads.  One of them is too large for the 40 count linen. (#4 very fine braid)  The castle threads worked in cross stitch are a little crowded.  The other gold thread that I used for the lion's crown is a little thin.  It is Japan thread.  I went back and worked over it again just to make it show up better.  I really need something in between those two threads.  But I am just using what I have laying around.

I've decided that I need to make some goals for this week.  There are some things that need to be taken care of and I have been ignoring them.
1.  Finish putting together the box I have for a blogging friend.  It has been sitting around for months, I am a world class procrastinator.
2.  Finish the Butterfly pin pad.  Just do it!  Check in my closet for some Warm & Natural to substitute for the foam.
3.  Work the last temari.  Get busy on it for heaven's sake.  It just needs a little more wrapping and then I can stitch the design.
4.  Try stitching one of the circle motifs before going to the New England Stitchers' Retreat - in 18 days.
5.  Try stitching the copy of the bug before the instructions come out next Monday in the Cabinet of Curiosities lesson #6.  I want to play with it and see if I like overdyed threads on it.
 There are a lot of other things I would like to do too.
The bathrooms are clean so I can stitch now.


  1. Amy, I wonder how many items you have already crossed off that list. I have notebooks full of lists!