When I told Mike tonight that I was not sure what I was going to stitch, but that the mermaids sounded good, he totally agreed. Clearly, he likes these mermaids a bit. So, I worked on them. They are really growing now. It is amazing how little stitching is left on them. But then there is a bit of backstitching followed by a whole lot of beading to do. I am excited that with MTM ending next month, my time for Mermaids of the Deep Blue should increase markedly. But, I really need to now get to Part 8 of Mystery 9 before I really get too involved in this. Mystery 9 will probably take me a few days this month.
After my day started with some difficulty (I got stung on the back of my neck by a wasp while Mike was dropping his car off at the auto detailer... and then I ran into the post office to mail off a late birthday gift to Bine and the Harvest Moon chart and a back issue of SANQ to Barbara, and while in the PO a wasp jumped off my hair and onto the counter.. a clerk quickly crushed it with his wallet and took it away... boy, did that bug bite hurt!), I went to visit Sue for at least a couple of hours. We had fun while she put together some projects she wants to stitch for her children. I managed to pick up a fat quarter of Willow belfast by Picture This Plus, an eighth of R&R Reproductions 32 ct Dark Espresso for La-D-Da's Flower Basket, Heart in Hand's Gardening Medley chart with buttons, and a whole bunch of GAST and WDW threads for various projects!! I already put it all away, though.
Speaking of La-D-Da, I noticed that Lori does a stunning job of putting her initials into many of her designs. And, they are really key to how nice the design looks.... but she doesn't give us an alphabet chart to do our own initials in the same manner. Argh. That is a problem with Flower Basket. But, I think I can find my initials on Red Heart Sampler and will probably have to figure out how to enlarge them. Note to Lori, please give us alphabets for personalization - thanks!!
Does anyone else wonder this - I think some ebay sellers are buying new charts, photocopying them and then immediately selling them. That makes me nuts. I watch a few sellers and they are not shops. But they do have brand new releases up all the time, and are ones that are not too complicated to photocopy. How legitimate is that?? I refuse to bid when I suspect that... am I the only suspicious person? I mean, why keep buying brand new charts and then ebaying them right away?? How could anyone keep buying charts and then suddenly realizing they don't want them? It's just too fishy to me! That is just as bad as stitchers who shoplift fibers and beads from their LNS's... and we all know that some people are not above doing that either!
Daylily: Canadian Sunrise
Stitched on today: Mermaids of the Deep Blue