Hiya. Hope everyone is doing fine and dandy today. Finally getting back to stitching after a few days of distractions.
I moved on to the body and made so many errors that I decided to start the bargello on the other side. This stitch pattern is not difficult at all once you get it lined up properly. The borders consisting of cross and stem stitch will be next. When I encounter too many frogs, I will move back to the middle.
Since most of my fabric is more than 20 years old, this happens often. I never even realized at that time the damage folds can do. You can see the vertical and horizontal in this photo but they won't be noticed when stitched.
Decision has been made on the flooring. After visiting the only place that would offer pine, putting up with the looks and smirks, I decided to forget it. It was split, cupped, and bowed and barely enough to do the project. After seeing that, I didn't want to take the chance of ordering without seeing the final product. So a compromise was found in knotty oak. Yep. Oak with knots and a few defects. The width I wanted was 3 times the cost and at this stage in life and all the other projects coming up, not worth it. Four week lead time which makes my hub nervous - way too much time for changes. Nope. It's done and I'm not even going to think about it anymore. If the kitchen guy fails me again, I will need to hire someone else for that too.
I came across the doilies and tablecloths that I had put away from mom, aunts, and purchases. I need to get rid of all of them since I will never use them, except for the pieces mom made. These weren't hers, but are a few of my favorites.
All of these are smaller pieces with really nice details.
Today is a family dinner with stuffed shells and cake with whipped cream icing. Tonight I should be back to stitching.
Stay safe everyone - enjoy your day - thank you much for visiting!