On January first many people start new projects. I thought I would try this. I think the Crazy January Challenge to start something new everyday for like 12 or 15 days is too much. So I just thought I would put a few stitches in one of my Christmas presents, Final Soliloquy. First you have to wash some of the sizing out of the linen. I actually did that. Then I serged the edges of the fabric. I was a good girl and measured to the starting point which is this guy's hair. You are supposed to backstitch around the hair and then fill it in. Did I mention it is worked on 40 count linen? I messed up. Evidently I can't count up to six. Well, it is 40 count over one. So I ended up taking it out. I was wondering if I bit off more than I could chew with this project.
I got the step stool in the mail yesterday. It is for setting my new magnifier light on. The magnifier light is too tall as a floor stand and too short as a lamp. But on the step stool it is just the right height. (I'm a very short person.) So I tried again last night to put in those first few stitches. It is wonderful to be able to see what I am doing!
I worked a little bit on the Erica Michaels strawberry when I realized that I stitched the scissors in the wrong color! I had already taken the scissors out once because of miscounting. So I had to take them out again. UGH. But my magnifier lamp made a big difference.
Some days, I just shouldn't stitch. I think I'll work on something different today.