Hello. Thank you for the well wishes. I started wearing my compression sleeves again but there are still issues. I’m trying to knit every other day and stretch more; it’s an uphill battle.
The Fine Details
Because I’m trying to have more, crafting variety each week, I started stitching again after the arrival of the replacement of The Cross-Eyed Cricket’s Autumn design. On Super Bowl Sunday, my husband watched the pregame entertainment and the game outside in the living room; I kept him company on the couch.
I decided to go back and take care of the detailed stitching before moving on in the design.
The raven got its legs.
The cat can now see. Its eyes are comprised of green, three-fourths stitches + one-fourth black stitches.
All of these apples got their stems.
This may not look like much but I stitched 22 rows of this charcoal, 119 stitches.
A Teensy Start
I watch Youtube podcasts on and off every day. Stitch and Stuff with Kim and Sarah has been the main one. They have many a cross stitch going; a few of their cross stitch WIP’s are samplers made out of squares that have little designs in each of them. I really liked the idea of a big design broken up into smaller parts, so, ^__^ they’ve enabled me to start another.
It took time to wind up the new DMC flosses onto cardboard bobbins besides counting the squares to where I wanted to start. I’ve started in the uppermost, lefthand corner. This fabric is Aida, dyed to create an old, parchment-like paper color called Legacy. I look forward to seeing this design slowly reveal itself square by square and you know I love the kawaii aesthetic.
Off to find something to dust. I’ve been slowly preparing for Chinese New Year which starts Friday; it’ll be Year of the Ox. Last Friday I got my hair shagged out with curtain bangs and fun layers. Plus, there is an overall, subtle burgundy color that still lets my previous highlights peek through. The dames have their haircuts today.
Hope you’re having a good Hump Day. TTYS.