I put two windows in Hampton Court. They are made of smooth purl. I still have to run some threads over the metal threads to make a diamond pattern to look like panes of glass.
Cool. I''m about have way done with the other wing of the castle. Slow but sure progress.
I finished off the owl. I tried to find something else to back the eyes but everything I tried (gold spangles, silver jewelry ring) didn't look right. So I give up, I'll do it like the pattern says.
I put a quarter in the bottom to make her nice and stable.
She's kind of odd looking but cute. I may save her for Claire's ornament this Christmas. But for now she'll hang out in Curio Cabinet #2.
I started one of the Purple Thread kits I got on Friday. It is a really quick stitch and now I'm ready to put it together on a mini hornbook. It is a scissors fob.
Then I started the other Purple Thread kit called Mrs. Hughes (as in the housekeeper of Downton Abbey). It is worked on 40 count. But it is also a quick stitch. I think it is a pin cushion and a needlebook. I am itching to change it just a little.
I got the third band of AW 1662 all done.
I looked at the next band and I don't like that the infinity shape is not symmetrical. I want to change it in some way. I have a couple of ideas. One is to do "A" flower "A" flower, across the row.
Then I went looking for small fish to put in the inside river of Along the River James.
I worked my way down to it. So the goal today is to work my way over to the other side. If I put in several of the border x's everyday, it will get done eventually.