Greetings from a warm day in PA! Seventies today and tomorrow....then back to the 40's for the weekend. Hope your week is starting without incident. I'll be at the hospital all day Thursday for sis's catherization and we'll go from there. I found out that the bad aortic valve is not an issue during this procedure and they will be checking that more closely also. Thank you all for your concern.
I stopped at my framer's and realized under her unforgiving lights, that Mary had many dark threads showing, even though they only crossed a few linen threads. Because of the stretching and pulling I created when trying to get those curved stem stitches positioned, and removed, and repositioned, I have a wonky center. One side needs stretched more than the other which makes the outline way off, even though - are you sitting down - I wet her down and ran her through the dryer, twice. Are you OK? Linen's tough baby!! This helped quite a bit, it's still off somewhat, and no one will notice but me.
I brought her home to add more muslin strips. Being 28 count and somewhat sheer, using a dark mounting board to hide the threads was not good. She has a lot of band-aids, no? So now I have to pin her again with my sore finger. Reason being, my needle has been going through the skin while I'm stitching and I want to talk needles and ask for suggestions next time.
I knew that Dorothy would be a close call, but that I would have enough for a seam to make a pillow. All that's left is that center motif so I'll have my full inch at the bottom.
I've got to get ready for my appointment but I wanted to show you two more things. This little guy carb-loading on the bread for the deer.
And one of my favorite recipes. Cranberry pork roast.
So easy. So good.
That's it. Gotta run. Have a great day!
Stay safe - thanks for visiting.