The sun is shining brightly outside. But it is very cold and the road hasn't been plowed yet. DH thinks we got about 9 inches of snow yesterday. School is cancelled again today. I just saw a Fed Ex driver try to gun his way up the hill and fishtail. So I am staying put. No Y and no walking today. Maybe things will improve later.
I went looking for something fun to work on yesterday. I wanted to do more on this blackwork biscornu that I started.
But so far I haven't found the chart for it. It is somewhere in the laundry basket of shame.
While I was looking for the blackwork chart, I ran across this kit.
I saw it on someone's blog and just loved it. So I bought the kit but hadn't started it yet. It is over one on 40 count. (Shoot me now) But hey, I could try a bit and see how it goes.
Not too bad. I'm thinking of tweaking the colors a bit.
I made a mistake! The kit coming from the Silver Needle is a Shepherd's Bush design. The tracking says it should be delivered today!
I am almost done with the pre-stitching for the May retreat.
I did some experimenting with threads and stitches trying to figure out what I wanted to do.
Instead of doing 5 rows of backstitch I decided to do 5 rows of stem stitch. Looks good. Then instead of large rice stitches with more added on, I decided to do two rows of long armed cross stitches instead.
I'm happy with that.