Good morning! Thank you for all your nice comments about Jane - it was very gratifying! Now, because my "playing with crayons" experiment worked so well, I am continuing that with another sampler.
First, meet my new alien friends:
Aren't they the cutest alien stick people ever? I just adore them as they are just so funky - actually reminds me of squid as they are so white! They could be squid people. Do you recognize where they are from?
It's Matilda Ann Charles from The Scarlet Letter. I've had this chart for awhile now and I've always considered changing the colours. I started this from the lower left hand corner and all was going well even with what looks to be a border that needed lots of careful counting. I adore the border, by the way.
I was blissed out stitching these lovely colours while listening to a very interesting audiobook - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. The novel is composed of six stories that are related and moves from the past to the future (sci-fi) and then back. It can be very confusing but if you just let go and listen, and the narrators are fantastic, then it can be very engaging.
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way I was too engaged with listening and not counting... I found the boo-boo yesterday. Can you see it?
Yup. The tree, and
this is AFTER it was all complete, is off center and is about 8 spaces
too far to the left! Oy! There's no way I would frog this so I will have
to improvise somehow. If you look at the original
you will see that the space is densely filled with words so it's not
going to work with my big boo-boo. I hang my head in embarrassment!
But, it could be worse, right? I've never, knock wood, cut into my linen by accident! Now that would seriously make me cry....or scream.
Enough about stitching, let's head outside and check on the other alien in my home - the banana flower pod. The leaves, as you can see are still peeling back from the pod then those squiggly things form into little bananas!
Here's a view from above.
After seeing squid people and alien banana pods, here's a pretty flower to wrap up this post.
Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you have any suggestions for the spaces around the A&E tree. I was thinking just doing an alphabet...
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week!