But it is overdyed - not my favorite linen to work on. Overdying the linen closes up the holes and it is harder to stitch on. I started it and decided that using two strands of the silk (as recommended on the chart) on the border was too much. It looked sloppy. So I thought I would try long arm cross. That was better but two strands was still too much. Okay, how about one strand. That was much better.
But now I may wait until I get to Stitchville to get just a plain regular nice-to-work-in-hand blue linen.
So then I went looking for 40 count linen. You would think I know better than to work on 40 count by now. But I have a new pattern by Milady's Needle that calls for working over two on 40 count.
Maybe that's not so bad. I found two colors, a cream and a sandstone. I laid the floss colors on the linens and I decided to try the sandstone.
It is working out well!
I think I can finish this soon.
Of course, I have been working on the birth announcement. I got Mr. Crab done.
I am deciding whether to leave out the next row and go straight to the mermaid.
We'll see. . .
The sun is shining. Can't wait to see Claire today.