I didn't really feel like starting MTM tonight. I wanted a little break between Chatelaine projects, so I picked up Women of the Mayflower again. This one is hard to put down! Now, color me dense, but I finally realized tonight that many parts of this sampler will be stitched in specialty stitches. My glances at the cover photo had made me think it was mostly done in cross stitch. It even appears that way on the chart. But, tonight I actually read the directions. Wow, there are really quite a lot of specialty stitches. For instance, I had no clue that the body of the ship is to be stitched in diagonal satin stitch. It looked like cross stitch to me :-) So, I tried that out for a little bit tonight before it got too late to continue. If you are one of the ladies stitching this along with me now, or anyone who is stitching this, you may want to read the small area of instructions under the floss key on the front page. You probably already have - LOL! It is likely just me who was so dense as to think most of this sampler was in cross stitch. Anyhow... I love the specialty stitches and am even more excited about this sampler now! I also got to do the personalization area of the sampler tonight, and I was really pleased with myself that I actually figured out how to chart the 6 in the year, and somehow even managed to do the math correctly so as to have this be centered properly in the box. Now, that never happens!
Annemarie gave me a peek today of how my Neighborhood RR is coming along - nice!! Thanks so much Annemarie!!
Well, off to bed a little earlier than usual for a Saturday night... we get to do the "Auntie and Uncle Thing" tomorrow - we have a dance recital to attend for our nieces, Caitlin and Erin, tomorrow...
Stitched on today: Mystery IX and Women of the Mayflower