The beach and ocean - March 27, 2020
Today, when I went to the shop to drop off and pick up new charts to get on the internet, and yes, to pick up supplies for myself, there wasn't anyone on the boards but me. Going home I saw one woman with 2 children and that was it. I think people are getting the message to stay put, at least I hope they are. Salty Yarns is closed like most of the stores, even though I think we are necessary for the mental health of the stitchers, but this is an argument for another day. Sara works in there taking orders and getting mail orders out so the stitchers don't run out of things to do. (I say that with humor as I know most of us could be shut up indefinitely and still never run out of projects to stitch.) Sara and I are both get a lot of stitching in, but while Sara is working on the finishing of some of her class projects, which are fabulous and she's done a wonderful job so far, I, of course, am working on models for the shop. While I normally finish my projects after stitching them so they are delivered to the shop every Friday, with the shop closed I haven't felt the rush to do that. So they are piled on the table...UGH and of course now I don't feel like doing the finishing. So today I decided I had to start, as it certainly isn't going to get done if I don't start soon. The first finish is Lucky Berry, the strawberry from Erica Michaels. I've said it before, I'm infatuated with these berries. I use the silk berry charts to get all the detail then stitch on linen, 28, 32, or 36. I really would prefer to stitch on the smallest linen but lately 32 becomes my go-to just because it's easier for me to see. I stitched Lucky on 32 ct. Platinum linen using the recommended fibers. While you can't see the lines on the pattern, there are lines stitched with a light fiber that on my linen didn't show up so I used a light green (DMC 3347) to stitch those lines. Other than that I used the called for fibers.
Top of the Berry-Circle of Wool first
then single hearts on top of the wool
then the cap with the hanger
So now I'll move on to finish the next piece....Mr. Bunn E Tail, by With Thy Needle & Thread. Hopefully, I'll get it done tomorrow. But for today, I'm done and back to stitching. I was trying to finish stitching the last piece of My Stitcher's Heart, the pincushion, but due to Vernon's intervention, I have had to start Liz Mathews Spring Quilt Tree. I have a fascination for her tree series and want to stitch many of them and asked Vernon to make a base....he's done about a dozen and I've yet to stitch it, so I'm on it now but it's been a slow go so far. Not hard, don't know what my problem is. Hopefully tonight I'll get a run going.