Ptui, ptui. Excuse me while I spit out the remnants of the bullets I bit before the starting the stemstitches that make up Xena’s hair! I was really nervous about this “surface” stitch on such an unforgiving medium as Congress cloth, but I finally got up my gumption and did it, and as you all said, it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I feared it would be. In fact, once I got the hang of it, it was really very rhythmic. Now I can stitch her samplers with a clear conscience!
It didn’t take me all this time though. In between my last post and today we took a trip to Virginia for one of our granddaughters’ sixth birthday. We even managed to avoid all the snow last weekend in the northeast as we left NYC on Wednesday afternoon and didn’t return until Monday evening. There was plenty of snow still in the DC area, but all the roadways were clear, as were all the roads back to NY on Monday.
We also celebrated another granddaughter’s 10th birthday in upstate New York on Wednesday.
Now I have some clear time to stitch on Xena and my other rotations pieces…House in the Wood by Giulla Manfredi and the birth sampler for the latest granddaughter (born in December).
Behave yourselves now….Grandma