It is Monday, and Monday is LTD SAL night. I finished up the little pond at the top of Emerald Jeweled Garden. Now, that was a strange experience, sort of... The instructions are not very detailed, but I was to lay some straight stitches around the pool in triangular patterns (clearly charted out), and then to wrap six strands of DMC around those. What? How? So, I opted to go with the kind of wrapping used with spider web stitches. Looks more wonky on the scan than in real life. I am not sure if I am thrilled with it, but it is OK. I don't know if it is the stitch that is weird or just the directions! I know Karen also found these instructions to be weird when she did this stitch last week, so Liz Turner Diehl managed to make us both a bit confused :-) Anyhow... then I did a whole lot of backstitching tonight, and I just need to do the border and add beads and crystals now. With next Monday being a holiday here (Memorial Day), it is possible I can finish this next week.... unless we decide to go off and do something instead!
I was really amazed to hear from Annemarie today that she has already received Su's RR in Holland! Mike only posted it off to her on Friday! Good job, US Global Priority Mail! Now I won't have to worry about it!
Thanks for the concern about the bear. Mike fixed the PVC pipe that is the exhaust for the sump pump.... other than that, I am not sure what we will do. The animal, if it is a bear, is hungry, but other than that, we don't feel much danger from it at this point.
Stitched on today: Quaker Garden and Emerald Jeweled Garden