Betsy Morgan inspired me to work on Hampton Court because she is stitching it too. And she is ahead of me. So I decided what size of smooth gold purl to use in place of the thread I messed up. Then I had to figure out how long to make the pieces of metal thread. My pattern is a bit faint and I couldn't even see where to put them or how long they are supposed to be. So rather than quit, I made up how long they are and I figured out where to put them. Then I spent half an hour looking for the silver thread. ARGH. That's what I get for being a slob. Anyway, I found the silver thread and worked on this most of the day so that the castle is almost finished.
I am going to glue (I shudder at gluing embroidery) on the piece of wood for the door. A bit of metal thread outlines the door and that's it. The castle is done. On to more fun things. Like the pond. I figured out a good way to cut the metal thread to a consistent size. I used tape with measuring marks on it and taped it to the metal thread. Then I was able to cut 30 pieces the same size.
I finished the scissors fob from Shepherd's Fold. I wasn't up to messing with the design on the back so I just stitched it as is. I'm happy to have it done and ribboned and beaded. The fabric it was supposed to be stitched on is in the background.
I picked up the half doll pin cushion and put a few stitches in. I'm not sure I am using a large enough piece of linen so I want to work my way to the top. I think it will be just big enough.
I have to get ready for my trip. I'm going to Madison Wisconsin tomorrow for the Toy Box class with Betsy Morgan. My BFF will be there along with about 5 other people I know. It will be a fun weekend. I have to pack and all that.