This is the only bit of my stitching today that I can post - I put some time in this evening working on Mystery IX again - I got the leaves onto the trees in the bottom left corner, and added some swirls by the pool. The rest of my stitching time today, which was limited anyhow, was dedicated to finishing the gift I had going - and finishing it took longer than anticipated - but I just love how it came out.
I had an eye exam today - the general every 1.5 to 2 years deal - and while the doctor increased my prescription a bit in both eyes for my contact lenses (sigh), she noted that my up close vision is still very good. However.... while I can easily stitch away on 40 ct linen for hours without a glitch, it is now difficult for me to look up from my stitching and focus on a clock, or the TV.... so... now I have to go out and buy a pair of +1 "readers" to wear while I stitch - LOL! I have to laugh, or else I will cry :-) She warned me that eventually my needlework is going to catch up with me - well, I could just tell she is not a stitcher! LOL. Oh well, at 43 I would say my vision is still excellent for up close work.
I received such a lovely RAK from my pal Karen today! She sent me Drawn Thread's Boo Scissors Keeper & Scissors Purse chart pack! She knew I wanted to stitch this set, and suddenly it appeared today! Thank you so much Karen! I can't wait until my gift stitching and my PIF stitching is done, so that I can get right to work on this! Karen is the sweetest - she spoils me rotten!!! I am trying to get her to post a WIP of her South Seas Mermaid in her blog for us (hint, hint)....
Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Mystery IX