... at least that is what I kept telling myself as I worked on Legends of the Dragons tonight. I also did more of the knotwork with the Waterlilies, but even the smallest amount of backstitching of the knotwork really makes this project look like it is progressing more :-)
Q. What's the largest project you've ever done? What's the smallest?
A. Hmmm... without really knowing measurements, and off the top of my head.. I think my largest, at least in terms of length, was Drawn Thread's The Marriage of Minds.... I don't tend to stitch very small projects.... may well have been a freebie... probably a Lizzie Kate freebie? I don't recall the name, just that it had a witch's hat and I never used it for anything... now that is not much of an answer, I know!! Oh, Village Alphabet by Cross My Heart... I am quite sure that was larger than The Marriage of Minds! That must be my largest piece yet. Here it is - I stitched it in 1999. The Marriage of Minds was stitched in 2003, and I have not yet gotten it framed... but soon! I stitched it for our tenth anniversary... as it says, "ten tempestuous years".
I picked up the floss for Titania, Queen of the Fairies today (except for three that were out of stock... going to have to search my stash for those)... why did I get the floss for this one? I think I miss having a Mirabilia in my rotation, so I am busily getting a bunch kitted up right now! I suppose it is pretty obvious that I really want to start a Mirabilia.... soon... it feels so weird not having one in my rotation right now, but I cannot figure out where to fit one in for a little while...sigh.
I just treated myself to a new kit over on ebay - The Kiss by Maria Van Scharrenburg. I have been watching this for ages, and tonight my clicky finger got the best of me :-) I know exactly where I want to hang this one :-) I like her designs... not much backstitching, so I think it will stitch up fairly quickly (in relative terms, of course - as in being opposite of a Teresa Wentzler design LOL!)
I also picked up the September 2005 issue (#121) of Cross Stitch Collection (UK Magazine) today - I think the "Tree of Life" is fantastic! It is charted for Anchor, though... I will see if I can convert it to DMC....
Mike was a bit too busy yesterday to get my DVDs, as it was New Release DVD Tuesday, but he took care of them for me today - The Ring Two and A Lot Like Love - really looking forward to time to watch them this weekend.
Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden at work, and Legends of the Dragons