Medieval Town Mandala and I did not really get along very well tonight. After stitching a bit more on the brown side buildings, I decided it was time to finish the backstitching and specialty stitches on the buildings already stitched. That is when the arguments began. The biggest argument we had was over the tedious backstitching of the green roof of the tall center building. I mindlessly stitched too many backstitch lines on the roof. I was so annoyed with myself when I realized this error. Ripping out one strand of silk that is stitched over silk cross stitches is brutal... so many pulls and little damages made to the green cross stitches. Sigh... I got through it. And, we had a few smaller arguments, the project and I did, that is, over how to read Martina's backstitching lines for this part of the chart. I quit a little early to save my sanity tonight...
I stopped at Colonial Needleworks late this afternoon to pick up the fibers for Quaker Garden, and Sue had a new Blackbird Designs chart in. Here it is to the right, and is called Merry Christmas Ella Vaughan. I picked it up. I am not entirely sure I really like it, though. I don't really tend to stitch many Christmas designs. I figure I will just give it some time and see if it grows on me some more. Anyhow, I plan to start working on Quaker Garden at work for a while now, as Anne is going to kit up Bordeaux Mystery Sampler soon, so we can SAL this when she is ready... gives me a great opportunity to work on Quaker Garden now :-)
We had a lovely spring day here today. I managed to plant some new primroses in the garden today and weeded a little bit... nice :-)
Oh, I almost forgot! There is a sweet freebie from The Sampler Girl on the Hand-Dyed Fibers site now... you can get it here - scroll down a tiny bit to where you click on a link called "webpage" - it is called Camille's French Sampler.. very sweet! Thanks Tanya, for making this pretty freebie :-)
Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala