big girl (expanded cut of linen) Sally will be too. Soon. May not make it by year's end but shortly thereafter. The bottom area that I dreaded continuing and where the majority of errors occurred is completed.
Whew. But because this
big girl (quite adequately proportioned for the amount of stitches) was rolled for easier handling, I forgot about the specialty stitches and the vase above. It shouldn't be too bad because "specialty" means "do as you wish". If I have trouble with the stem stitch it becomes satin, if a Queen riles me it becomes my made up diamond stitch or wonky eyelet. Border? BORDER? Good grief I forgot all about that too. My enlarged coloring copies were short of that edge. Although I hate stitching borders, this shouldn't become a problem either because the testy part is over. The house needs filled, also an easy task.
I just didn't realize there was so much more to her. After unrolling and pressing her, I realized this
big girl (expanse of abundantly stitched mass of linen) is my largest piece and fabulous colors. Well worth the frustration I had with this project. She measures appox. 23 x 24, larger than my Lucy Redd. Politically correct or not, she is one big ass gal.
So am I. Damn those sweets. Once I start I can't stop. I decided to munch on this broccoli salad between cookies, just so my body knows there are still green foods. I use Hellman's light mayo and add sugar (or substitute) to my taste, cut the broccoli into smaller florets, add golden raisins, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds. I forgot to shake the water out of the broccoli after washing and this batch is a little runny. This isn't Pioneer Woman's blog so no fancy dishes, my salad goes in a plastic container. I don't know why I don't care for her but I don't. And Oprah! I taped her show back in the day and adored her but for me, something about her changed. The new commercial for WW about bringing her to "this most powerful moment" has people in tears. I don't get the powerful moment since she has recognized and talked about her weight for years, trying many different plans. This time, she bought 10% of the company, became a board member, and their stock rose 53% making her more millions. Weight Watchers DOES work if you stick to the plan that seems to change every year. I'm sure she will have success.
Anyway, have a safe and happy new year!
Hope 2016 is a good year for all.
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