I just couldn't put this down until it was finished. Two funky birds (that's what I call it).
Rosalyn (no-reply) wanted to know who designed it. It is a Plum Creek Sampler design for The Silver Needle Circle of Friends club.
I saw that Vonna had finished one of these off into a small pillow and it looked very nice. One of these days I'm going to have to have a finish-finish day and make this into something.
I did really well yesterday. I got the door of Home Sweet Home almost all done.
About half way down the second row on the door I figured out how to do the Cretan stitch properly. It was a tension problem. Once I tightened up my tension, the stitch started looking much more even. It is really supposed to be done over waste canvas but I'm working on an even weave (sort-of, there are more threads one way than the other). So I stitched directly on the fabric. I've got most of the hard parts on this side all done. The rest of the stitching I know I can do easily.
It is snowy and very cold so I walked at the Y. Still no blooms on the amaryllis. I sent my money in for Stitchville's Spring Fling. That is the first retreat of the year for me. It is too far away to start counting the days.