I shopped a lot today and I still have more shopping to go. We are getting packages in the mail. Mostly things I ordered for Claire. Amazon sure does send orders quickly. There are still more things to arrive. I'm anxiously waiting for my mirror with doors, I'm very excited about that.
I have a finish! Ta Da!
I finished up Merrily Merrily. I had some issues with it. I didn't order the kit (only the instructions) so I used threads that I had on hand. Luckily I had most of the Gloriana silks it called for. Unfortunately, all the greens looked alike. I didn't know what Glissen Gloss was so I bought some DMC gold metallic thread. I tried using two ply but that was too thick for the 40 count linen. I couldn't get all the smyrnas in. So then I took that out and just used one ply, much better. One of the bunnies has stitches that go the wrong way. I stitch upper left corner to lower right corner when doing tent stitch. But the symbol for the tent stitch was "/". I ended up going the way the symbol went by accident. You can't tell it though. I didn't put in my initials. The designer didn't include an alphabet and I was too lazy to figure it out. I checked out if I wanted piping around it but piping is too big. Twisted cording will be fine. I like the size of this ornament. Considering that I got the directions last Friday, was gone Saturday, and got it done yesterday, it was a quick stitch.
I traced the scissors keep for this month's Cabinet of Curiosities on waste canvas. Don't worry if it looks a little sloppy, the waste canvas will be pulled out and not show. I want to try a little different take after I do it with velvet stitch. I want to do this project again on linen using the dark thread on the edge and filling in.
I am so bad, I signed up for the Amy Mitten tutorial that starts next March/April. I decided that I am staying home next year and not going to so many retreats. We'll see if I can keep to that promise.