Hello hello hello. It's snowing. Fine as fog. Carole has already determined that trying to get up and down her driveway tomorrow would not be advisable, so she is changing her appointment to Thursday when we are sure the snow will be gone. She is seeing improvement and continuing on the meds.
Stitching was stalled when our 80 gallon tank with the chlorinator sprung leaks and Carole called with a flooded bathroom at the same time. Mark was kept busy! Still waiting for parts to repair Carole's faucet and the vanity is drying out. Our replacement fiberglass tank is over $800 without installation. Ridiculous. After removing the equipment and changing the plumbing, we once again have working water in the house and need to have it tested and start over again.
I am anxious to see if my idea to expand the Chessie design will work. My second choice for the 2017 start was Kathy's Black Heart. But I've mentioned before about being a lazy stitcher and wanted the easiest route to a finish, so I did it again. Changed the layout and adjusted the design to my level. The project doesn't have to be advanced, it could be an easy stitch, but I need simplicity these days.
I'm not a motif stitcher, prefer the letters and verse which is part of being a little lazy. I know the letter patterns by heart, much easier and quicker than constantly referring to the chart for motif's stitch placement. Errors are rampant when I attempt such designs. But I love this project. So I removed all the diamond shaped elements which gives me more leeway if my placement is off a stitch. Or two. What do you think? Haven't decided on the linen color yet, but it will be dark.
Taking it even further, I rearranged the bottom area, replaced the angel with a larger peacock and moved the bee to the bottom. More room for errors! I expanded the top area up a little more too. Not sure if reworking designs will become a habit to accommodate my lack of stitching enthusiasm. Seems to be happening more often! I think making a project simpler for me may be the key to continuing to stitch. Mojo is still not healthy, I know my patience and tolerance levels, and changes to help prevent reaching them may keep the needle moving.
I like the final working and feel I can handle this, my next project after the Scottish Initial redux.
There are still a few items for sale on the tab if anyone is interested. Will keep it up for a few more days.
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