I took a half dozen projects with me but had such a fumbling time with stitching. I think I frogged more stitches than I kept in. The lights in the lobby didn't seem to be as bright as they have been in the past and I forgot my Ott light. Also, I was having trouble seeing clearly......I mean how many pairs of glasses/cheats can one person where at once? I was beginning to think was I losing my ability to follow a pattern. Diane and Pat agreed on the lighting and I brought myself a couple of higher strength clip on cheaters and WOW it was the answer!
I did manage to finish my pre-stitch for my November class in Cape May with Cathy Habermann of Hands On Designs. I struggled with the stiff fabric and the openness of the linen. We had no color photo included in the kit so at first I was not sure I would like this piece but as I stitched in the color it started to appeal to me more and more. There are some words that have been stitched and an outline mirroring the house that has also been stitched.....just waiting for November!
Work on this Hands On Design piece is about to come to a stop. I think I need to park this one for a while. I thought it would be easy.....just repeat, repeat, repeat......but not the case. I am not happy with how slow this one is progressing. Nor am I thrilled with the amount of frogging I have done with this.
I started my first needlepoint piece and this is another one that I was having difficulty seeing the black on black. Diane pointed out that I needed to add more tacks and it will make it easier. Drat, I can see those two little plastic containers with more tacks in my mind....but where have I put them? Somewhere safe to be sure.
Before the girls got here Thursday morning, I was able to get in a little progress on Corsica River. I am enjoying the blackwork. Not everyone likes it but I like the challenge of plotting my route in and out. I didn't take it with me this time but will when I go to Camp WannaStitch in January.
And then there is what I bought to win the title......
I have forced myself to sign up for a retreat in the Harrisburg area and wow, I will be halfway to his house.....guess I will have to add a few days either before or after the retreat to have a little visit.
Thanks for stopping by and having staying power through my post. Keep on stitching.