I worked on the smaller mermaid yesterday and I am almost done. I least I thought I was almost done. I am working through all the steps in Lesson 3A. But Lesson 3 has four parts. I printed out the rest of the parts and looked at what is to come. Whoa! I'm going to be doing stuff I have never done before. (mica! purl!) I'm going to have to just take it a step at a time as this looks scary. Can I do this? With Amy Mitten's great directions, I think I can. I may have to practice just a bit before attempting these things for real.
Next up is the backstitching on the mermaids and the fish with sparkly thread. Of course I can do backstitching. I really like their backstitched hair. There is much more to do on these pockets.
I needed a break yesterday and I picked up a small Mary Beale design that I started at Spring Fling. It seems huge compared to working tent stitch over one on 32 count. It is a fun design.
Then I stitched (and restitched) a couple of words on the Spring Fling sampler. I figure if I do a couple of words or one length of thread a day I can make some progress.
It is supposed to rain like crazy today. It's a good day to stitch. Of course around here, everyday is a good day to stitch!