I've been to The Cheese Lady, the bakery and the gas station this morning and that is all after going to exercise. Every time I go to the bakery I get a donut ( a chocolate iced fried cake) so that kind of cancels out the exercise. But it was very yummy. It is a good thing they didn't have any of those baby size pumpkin pies, I would have bought one of those too.
I have been working on the hydrangea on silk gauze. I started out doing cross stitches but it wasn't looking as smooth as I wanted.
So I did some investigating. How did they do it in the photo I saw? What did I do on the gauze I worked on last year? In both cases I used tent stitch. It would be a nightmare to take out what I had done, so I started over. I am much happier with how it is looking now.
Gauze is hard to work on. You can get confused as to which holes have been worked since you can see through to the threads on the back. I had a hard time with the chart, I kept getting lost. So I scanned the chart, printed it out and used a few colored pencils to help me figure out where the heck I am. I am just going to start at a point and build around it. I am pretty happy with the leaf. I ended up with a few unworked stitches in the leaf and I just filled them in with a middle color instead of going back and doing one stitch of one color, etc. So I know it isn't done exactly to the chart but it looks fine.
I want to finished the hand sewing on the Cherished Stitches Limited Edition kit today.
It sure doesn't feel like it is almost Thanksgiving. We are supposed to get up to 50 degrees today. It is lovely outside.