Weddings and Cabins

I confess. I DVR’d the Royal Wedding. I guess I don’t watch as much TV as everyone else, because the over-coverage of the wedding hasn’t annoyed me. I had to look it up to find out when it was on so I could record it. I don’t watch much “live” TV anymore on the regular channels (I record my favorite shows and the fast-forward through the commercials) and my other favorite shows are on cable channels. So I’ve missed that part of it. I am very much looking forward to seeing her dress and shoes, though. 😀

Not much else going on in my world but I did finish stitching “Moonlit Cabin” on 18 count midnight blue Aida cloth. Isn’t it lovely? (You can click on the picture to get a bigger version and see the detail.) I’m very pleased with the outcome. I love the way the light shimmers on the snow and the way the snowbanks curve around the dark water. And the sky! That was my favorite part to do because it was all half stitches and it took me no time at all ti stitch that part. We debated over whether the french knots in the sky are stars or snowflakes. I think they’re supposed to be snow flakes. Either way, I always have a hard time doing french knots. They’re not my favorite stitch, that’s for sure.

In case you’re wondering, this is my husband’s birthday gift (his bday is next month). I finished it early! It took me four months to stitch. The detail on the cabin took me about two evenings at two hours an evening. The ground around the cabin took the longest because there are blended colors in there. Some are half stitches, most are full. That’s my “MM” down there in the bottom right-hand corner.

I know you’re fascinated by all this, aren’t you?

My next project is a tiger face, as per my son’s request. It will end up being the same size as this one when finished. It’s stitched on 18 ct beige Aida cloth, also has blended colors. And there isn’t one space on that pattern. It’s all stitches. I’d show you a progress photo but it’s really boring and doesn’t look like anything yet. 😉

Once I finish that one, I’m going to get back to working on my King Arthur & Guinevere that I started nearly ten years ago. No lie. My son was a toddler. You know how babies are. They want to grab things they shouldn’t. And I had tons of thread, needles, beads… generally things a small child shouldn’t be grabbing. I stopped stitching then. I haven’t picked it back up since I stitched my kitties for my renovated bathroom. Anyway, there’s more stitching to come.

I’m happy it’s Friday. It’s been a tough/weird week. I’m looking forward to a weekend at home doing not much of anything.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.