Hey. What's happening? We're a little chilly here in PA, and crabs prefer warm weather. So chilly that the Nit Boy came in to snooze with the Bud Man.
My border, after I got my rhythm, managed to end up on the right row. Amazing. The tiny design within it, is barely visible. Even the bottom's green thread fades into the linen. I am considering changing them to the rust or bright blue, maybe even the yellow. Instead of removing the four stitch design I may just outline those with the darker color. Have I ever done a reproduction as it was charted? Yes! All of my first sampler kits from the Scarlet Letter, but I was a youngster then and afraid of my own shadow.
The going is slow because of my thumb, which cracked. Too much detergent and lack of hand care causes my hands to turn to Velcro in the winter, a form of eczema, treated with hydrocortisone cream twice a day. Which I didn't do and the thumb cracked. Extremely sore and hard to heal so pulling the needle is pretty uncomfortable. But little by little I am getting her done.
See how the border colors fade away? Rust. It needs the rust. Hopefully the thumb will heal so I can do the stem stitches to finish Sally. Oh. I have to complete the stitches in the house, only one small section on the left is crossed. Keep forgetting that.
I received my Belfast Tumbleweed, a very nice sagey kind of greenish something. Still not as stiff or as dark as I like it but a very nice shade. That's R&R Sea Glass on the right. Ordering unseen browns online doesn't work for me because too many have a reddish undertone which I do not like. My Rook pieces should come this week and although not as dark as my original (gifted from a friend and I'm forever grateful), they should be a good shade, not like the last piece I received. Did I have a giveaway for that? I think I did. So even though I haven't crawled out of the slump yet, I am ordering linen. No new charts (and there are several I plan on selling) because this climb is more difficult than before and I have to decide if going to smalls is the best option at this time, forgoing the larger samplers.
I had a few questions from no-reply'rs and can't remember what they were so I guess I can't answer right now. And as for the Pringles, I love chips with chocolate. Pretzels and chocolate. I even dip hot French fries into chocolate milkshakes. My personality is that of a crustacean but my eating habits are more porcine.
Hope your week is going well, stay safe!
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