Hello! I can't believe it's August tomorrow! To say I'm crabby is putting it quite mildly. Hope your weekend is going well.
Choosing the next project is such a chore for me. I could take weeks and still be undecided, and by then, Mary Ann Bradbury should be finished. She is small but interesting with dividing bands of different yet easy stitches. The recommended thread is flower thread. I knew I had some and surprised myself when I found it. Truth be told it was by accident but that's irrelevant.
Do I enjoy stitching with it? Yes and no. I like the thickness and only having to use one strand. But in this small area, I have made several errors and the flower is delicate. A good yank and it breaks, the twist loosens, and it leaves behind fuzz when removed. For me, very similar to using wool thread. This is 30 count, chart calls for 25.
Mary Ann is by R&R from 1994, reproduction from Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Another small simple marking sampler with great colors. I will probably continue with the flower thread but I'm picturing this with DMC and ..... ah..... I think I would prefer it. The linen is the Broom Stick brown that I don't like. Just grabbed the top of the linen pile and the top of the small sampler pile. Best way for me to start a project while deciding to start a project.
As for the zucchini bread, it's a different kind of chocolate flavor being mostly from cocoa, not as sweet as the traditional box cake. There is no liquid in the recipe and I made the mistake of removing too much moisture from the zucchini. It shouldn't be wrung out for this, maybe just drained in a colander for a bit. We think it's very good and I like the strong cocoa flavor. There may be a tie with the bundt recipe (here).
Thanks for visiting!