I have a cold. My nose has turned into a faucet. I snore. It's awful. I'm hoping it doesn't last very long. But the bathrooms are clean, the walking is done. Now I can vegetate.
I have retreat envy. I saw that Cathy went to an Amy Mitten class in Iowa. Oh, I want to be there. Then I know that my BFF is going to Spring Fling on Friday. Oh, I want to be there too. I have to be patient, my time is coming. Four weeks and two days and I will be in sunny Arizona for A Stitcher's Gathering.
I picked up a Benton and Johnson kit that I started.
I confess I put this down because I was afraid I would muck it up, that the ends would not meet up well. That I was not doing it correctly. But I was looking for something new to work on and it was close to where I was sitting. You probably can't tell but the red fabric is a high quality wool, not felt. The threads are gold metal ones. It has the feel of a fancy dress soldier's uniform. But it is a Christmas ornament. It looks so simple, why was I afraid of messing it up? The join turned out okay.
It won't be hard to finish this. I had trouble when I was starting this with the couching thread breaking. I switched to beading thread and it is going well.
I put some stitches in Friesland and I think I am almost half done with the octagonal pocket.
I'll see if I can get another motif or two done today.
I'm going to baby myself since I'm sick.