Why stop working on the mermaids now? I got right back at them tonight and finished up the lower tail. Then I got to work on the blue tail and realized that it is charted very differently than it appears in the photo on the chart. In the photo, much of the tail that is near the green base of her body is light blue... but on the chart we get to use dark green (DMC 500) and several darker blues in that area. I kept with how it is charted - it is prettier. But, I wonder what happened?? Anyhow, now I am getting excited to finish this project. Tomorrow I will be working on HOHRH, though. Becky emailed me today to let me know that she doesn't think she will be able to work on HOHRH tomorrow. I am going to still stitch it, as I will be in Pennsylvania next Friday night and I don't plan to bring anything as large as HOHRH with me....
I got to thinking as I was stitching tonight about what Mirabilia I will start next. Some may recall that I feel that Mirabilias are such a pleasure to stitch (and Mike loves them), that I always want to have one going. I immediately thought of Bliss Fairy. That will most likely be my next Mirabilia start. But it occurred to me that my WIP list is still quite lengthy, so I will try to finish L&L's Angel of Love or Little Wings before I start another Mirabilia. I figure that will be a motivating reason to finish one of those L&L's :-)
As for the mermaids, I am really anxious for when Sue starts them on her Silkweaver Ocean Fantasy belfast linen. I think they are going to be just stunning!!!
OK, here is my long overdue update of Bordeaux Sampler - remember, Anne, I warned you that you would laugh over how little I managed to get done in the past five weeks! I have been busily putting in time at work on a gift for a friend (which I finished today - then even did the finishing work - which I know nobody will believe - and it goes in the post tomorrow - oh my!!), so Bordeaux got pushed aside. I did spend about an hour today stitching that little cluster of over one grapes, though. Just a little tricky on 40 ct.!
I forgot to mention yesterday that I received my JCS 2006 Ornament Issue, and I just love it! There are 14 ornaments in it that I simply want to stitch.... me, stitch ornaments?? See how you all influence me??? LOL!
Daylily: Watermelon Time (thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments about my garden - I adore my garden as much as I adore stitching, and your sweet words are so appreciated!!)
Stitched on today: Bordeaux Sampler, gift I cannot share yet and Mermaids of the Deep Blue
***And, someone else isn't "stopping now" - congratuations Big Papi on your record breaking home runs numbers 51 and 52 tonight! Nobody in Red Sox Nation ever doubted you would achieve this goal this year! You are just awesome!