Finally, I gathered myself up today since I had some free time - it is a holiday in Massachusetts (Patriot's Day formally, but informally it is Boston Marathon Day) - I got out of work early and while watching the Red Sox game I finally started Angel of Love. I bought this chart when it first came out in 1993 (same year I was married), and according to the receipt for the floss that I kept in the bag, I bought the floss back on 4/3/04. I know I bought the fabric, Golden Turret Cashel from Sugar Maple Fabrics, well before that.... but now it is started and I will rotate it with the rest of my projects! OK, you can't see much in this pic, but I felt like sharing my joy in getting it started. I always start in the center of projects (when I can) because I am horrid at centering any other way... so now I am slowly climbing "northward" on the project to get to her face.... I did, at least, get one hand stitched today (though I am not sure if you can see it... I took many photos of this and this one is the best in the lot... it does not show the vibrance of this fabric color as well as I had hoped it would either...). So, now I have another project to rotate in!
I did a little shopping today and got a fat quarter of Impressionism Cashel from Sugar Maple Fabrics at The Avid Stitcher - only $16 for a fat quarter of pretty hand dyed cashel?? Sold!!
Received my monthly fiber club installment from Paw Prints Cross Stitch - I switched from the cotton option to the silk option this month. They sent me a skein of Caron Waterlilies in Polar Ice (lovely, but my timing was bad... I just bought a skein of this for Catherine Agnes a couple of weeks ago!), a skein of Caron Soie Cristale in 7055, a skein of Needlepoint Inc silk in 894 Lilac Range, and a skein of something called Eterna Overdyed Twist 8 in Mediterranean.... I will keep on with the silk option for now....
Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 7 - now Curt Schilling has his first win of the season :-)
Stitched on today: Peacock Cypher at work - will put up a progress picture soon, Angel of Love and Legends of the Dragons (will edit this later with the progress pic, just getting going on it now...)
(OK, here's the progress as of tonight...)