Let's start with THE GOOD part! Elizabeth Easton is finished! Here she is - the only word I can use to describe her is "Handsome" what with all those colours reminding me of tweeds and Fall.
My favourite part is the top of the design, with the big bird and the flowers. You might wonder "wow, how did she manage to do it that quickly?" Well, that's because I haven't worked all last week, waiting to hear from my client whether there is more work for me.
Which leads me, obviously, to THE BAD - still no word from them even though they said they would let me know one way or another by end of week (two days ago). Ah well, I'll head into the office tomorrow and see what's up. You know, it's the "out of sight, out of mind" syndrome.
Now comes the DOWNRIGHT DISAPPOINTING! And I'm only saying that to be polite. I've been dying to stitch a red project and I have one that I have been slowly kitting up for quite sometime. Last night I was all ready to go, started stitching the border and slowly realized there is something wrong! The size printed (count) on the design is completely wrong and I couldn't fudge it. I have to start all over with a bigger size of linen.
Oh man, I was mad. Oh Fudge Oh Fudge Oh Fudge (you can insert the right expletive here)!!! It was a "hold your head in your hand and howl" type of frustration. We've all been there at one time or another. I sometimes double check the count on the charts but not always. Well, that's one lesson learned. The size of my disappointment was in direct proportion to the size of my keeness to get started with this project!
Now I will hunt around for another project to stitch while I figure out what to do about the linen - substitute something from my stash, or order another piece. It's Vintage Pearled Barley too and it was just perfect for the project.
Enough about that. I now will ask for help. I need some Good Cheer.
This is an oop chart called Good Cheer, by the Goode Huswife. I would love to stitch this one! If you have it and want to sell or willing to lend, could you email me please? Thank you.
Lastly, I will close on a positive note. I happened to be by a charity shop about a week ago and while I did not find any glass flower frog, I did find this pretty little bowl.
It's a small bowl to hold coins or something. But what's cool is that I think it's handmade and all those little designs are a bit uneven. It's so sweet and really spoke to me. At $2, you can't go wrong. It's now holding little odds and ends I need while stitching.
Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your comments of support! The sun is shining outside today and that can only be a good thing. Have a good week. I hope some sun is coming your way too! Take care!