It's a rainy, grey day here in SE Michigan today. The perfect day to stay home and stitch. It's been a busy week so I relished the idea of staying put and just getting some stitching done. No progress this week on Marriage of the Minds but I have been busy with Elizabeth Savilles. Cari showed her progress on Elizabeth a week or so ago and she inspired me to get busy with mine. I had kind of stalled on her. To say this is a frustrating stitch is an understatement. It doesn't say on the pattern whether stitches left out are because it was stitched that way originally or because of thread loss over time. If it's thread loss over time then I should replace the stitches, right? If it was stitched that way originally, I wonder why? I've stitched the upper portion as charted and you can see where there's an odd stitch here and there. The corners don't match, even though the intent was for them to match, I'm guessing. It's an odd thing. What to do? I've decided that I'm going to, like Cari, fix some of what I think are just missing stitches. They are all over the place so there's a lot to fix. Anyway, here's my progress as of a little while ago. I love the colors on this and am now anxious to finish it. Maybe in a couple of more weeks.....
The other stitchy news is that I found a new frame shop. They seemed like they really knew what they were doing (they lace rather than pin) and had a good selection of frame mouldings:
Would you like a sneak peak of what I chose for Jenny Bean and my PS Months?
What I really liked about this shop is that the guy that does the framing washed his hands before he touched my stitching. Whew!
The biggest happening this week is that Tyler turned 17! I can't believe he's this old and boy, the time goes fast. Here he is on the couch that no matter how I try, I can't turn it into a silk purse. You know the expression - "You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear." Well that pretty much describes the ugly couch but the kid sitting on it sure is a cutie!
We went to a Japanese steak house for dinner and had a great night.
I've been so busy at work that I didn't have time to bake a cake so Tyler opted for an Oreo Blizzard cake from Dairy Queen. It was a hit and I believe it may now be all gone.
Have a great week friends, thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment when you can - they're much appreciated!