The first chart is for the Crocodiles and Giraffes and each of these sees to take approx 2 or 2 1/2 days to stitch. I'm on the giraffes and then will move on to the second set of charts. I think she's already published 2 charts at this point so I have time to catch up. I've also pulled together the threads etc., I need for Blackberry Lanes, The Freedom Tree.
As soon as I have the first set of ornaments for the Noah's Ark tree stitched, I'm starting Freedom Tree in hopes of having it done by July 4th. I have the 32 ct. PTP Dapple linen all ready to go along with the beads for the garland, but haven't pulled the DMC yet. Perhaps today. I should be able to start this by tomorrow night. Love a new start. Well thought I'd just check in now that I'm rested up from last weekend's Spring Retreat. Wow, it was wonderful but exhausting for me. I'm just getting too old for this stuff...staying at work until 9 or 9:30 p.m, especially when there was no rest between the 3 retreats in a row. Yes, I've reached the age where anything past 6 p.m does me in. But the stitchers were fabulous and this year we had 2 men join us with their wives and they too were fun and charming. So, any man who will pick up a needle and stitch is certain welcome to join us. And thanks to all this years participants. I loved seeing the regulars and loved meeting the new stitchers joining us. And Shirley, new to the event, decided to try stitching on the larger counts, 18 and 20 and found she enjoyed it so much she's now a convert. She had been struggling with the 28 and 32, but her love of the stitch was elevated when she saw how easy she could see the larger count and she's hooked. As many of you know I'm usually always working a larger count piece along with my smaller counts. I love it as well. Anyway, have to get back to the clean up, never know when Sara is going to call me in. Have a great day and keep those needles moving stitchers.