OK, I did about, what??... I'd say 95% of the gold stitching on Celtic Winter now... there is a little bit left to do on the right side border, but no big deal. Should be able to get that done on Wednesday. Wow, this lady is really starting to grow now! I won't be able to take many more pics of her in the Q-Snap, as once I stitch the bottom of the hem of her dress, it will no longer fit :-) I see many of the ladies in this SAL are making gorgeous progress now too - I just love watching everyone's work!
I have been having quite a bit of help while stitching this afternoon. Here my Beau has found just the perfect spot to scrutinize and double check my stitching on Celtic Winter! He seems to really like being under my Ott-Light! Anyhow, here is my new stitching area in the newly finished off basement... note my very comfy leather rocker/recliner, my new Ott-Light floor lamp (with "mocha pearl" finish), and my end table with TV remote, low carb chocolates, and all other such necessities... and one of the surround sound speakers too...do you think my clients would notice if I don't show for work any longer and just sit here and stitch? Also... please don't notice that I did not at all bother to put on any cosmetics today LOL!
Glenna has asked how I hold my chart when I am stitching... well, I don't care much at all for chart holders, so I just have it lying across the upper section of the Q-Snap and am holding it down with my thumb - nothing technical LOL!!!!! I also generally stitch in a bit of a cross legged position, until my legs cramp up. We all know that story, don't we?
And, Jo, yes indeed - it is a wonderful Ott-Light - it is very cool to know you have the same one! I liked the brushed pewter too, but in the end Mike and I selected this one, figuring it went with our new furniture better...
Gosh, it was another day of little tasks to be done to get this new basement set up - carrying down our big copy machine, dragging down one of my three HUGE DVD racks and then up and down the stairs bringing all the DVDs down and getting them into the rack... two more of those still to go... and as my way of keeping track of my DVDs, I got one in the mail from ebay today: Unleashed..
OK, time for bed - it is almost New Year's Eve now - and I get to start another new project tomorrow!!
****Oh, before I forget! Do you like the cockatiels at the top of my blog now? That photo was taken by my friend Karen Kirk in Leura, NSW Australia - those little guys were lined up like that eating seed off of her porch railing! So cute!! I don't get exotic birds like that here - we have blue jays, finches, goldfinches, wrens, robins, cardinals, woodpeckers, mourning doves, nuthatches and the like here... little tiny things :-)
Stitched on today: Celtic Winter