I hope that Barb doesn't mind that I lifted her photo of my Neighborhood RR from the group's blog - I know most of my personal friends are more likely to see it here and aren't familiar with going to the RR's blog... isn't it looking wonderful now?? Barb stitched her block at warp speed! I came across the charm pack for Gardener's Cottage in my stash... I now recall buying it from SB&B during a sale... so, maybe I will end up putting the charms on my block when the RR comes home :-) We'll see...
And, MTM is back again!! I started to cruise on into Part 10 tonight. For a little while tonight, I began to wonder if yesterday's statement that this part is smaller was correct or a wise thing to say. Mike was playing Black on his XBox 360 while I was doing the initial counting for this corner. I messed up and somehow added ten extra stitches to the width of the corner. I figure it was all of the gunshots and screaming and military commands coming out of the television that distracted me. My dololly totally saved the day for me, though, once I caught my error and was able to remove only the culprit stitches and tuck them in so securely in the back that all is safe and sound - and correct now :-) Then... I discovered a different way of starting the corners (we have to do all four this month), and the counting is much less burdensome now. So, all in all, I feel much happier about Part 10 and I don't even dread working on it this month - LOL!! There are five colors of fibers in each corner - what a huge decrease from the many, many, many color changes of the past four months. So, I am happy again! I have decided, though, to hold off adding any beads and crystals until this whole project is stitched. I really prefer stitching this on my Q-Snap for evenness of stitches. My Q-Snap would crush the beads and crystals, of course. Tomorrow is an established SAL day (which I am totally looking forward to), but I also plan to try to find time to add the other two blues to this corner and have one corner then finished :-) (I know the corner looks crooked - the project was on the Q-Snap when I took the photo).
Stitched on today: Quaker Garden (finished) and Medieval Town Mandala
***Thank you to everyone who has left such nice comments and feedback on my finishes on Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Quaker Garden - I really appreciate your kindness!!