Two days until I leave! I am partially packed. I'm trying to decide what to take for show and tell. Oh to be among peeps!
I don't have much to show as I was stitching mainly black lines. I got the bug to start something I had seen a few years ago. A lady sitting next to me in class showed this beautiful blackwork project called "Winter". It was from a Jill Oxton magazine (Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading Issue 66). I tracked down the magazine and it has been in the back of my mind to stitch it for a while. So I went looking for it last night. It took a while to find. The pattern calls for 25 count. I thought I would try 28 count and just see how it looked. I didn't like it. Too clunky. I want smaller and more delicate. So I tried again with black silk and 32 count linen. Oh, much better.
This is a pretty big project but all done in black and dark grey.
Then I did some cutting and pasting. I bought the leaflet "May" from the Cross-Eyed Cricket Collection.
I don't want to stitch "May" I want to mix up the letters and stitch "Amy" instead. So I made a copy of the pattern and cut it up and pasted it back together. Who knows if it will turn out. But I think it will be fun to try.
It is a gray day here. The walking and a little shopping is done. Time for lunch.