Yesterday, I spent most of the day stitching but it does not appear that I accomplished all that much. My main project was Safari. I put in the giraffe spots. For the time I spent on these spots you would think I would be done with them, but I am far from done. Maybe I was too focused on my DVR instead of my stitching. Project Runway, Jersey Shore, Big Brother, Hung, an occasional CSI, a soap opera or two, may have distracted me. Keep in mind that I have not been home for three weekends so my DVR was pretty full.
I worked on my Teresa Layman project on Friday night and some Saturday afternoon. Everything I put in on Saturday had to be picked out because I used the wrong color twice. A thread was put away on the wrong card and I kept using the wrong color. Picking out tiny French knots is a time consuming process.
Notice the new hoop. This is a Hardwicke Manor Embroidery Hoop. This is soooo much better than the plastic hoops I have used in the past. I can get this hoop tighter and hold the fabric more taunt. One of the professional embroidery people said this is what she used so I have been eyeing them for a couple of months. Hedgehog Hand Works is having free shipping this month. I believe this saved me $10.00 in shipping by ordering this month. I know Needle in a Haystack has these hoops and I am sure others sell them as well. I bought the 6 inch round in 5/8 and the 5 inch round in 5/16. The 5/8 one is so nice! It is thick and sturdy. The 5 inch only comes in 5/16th and I think it will work great on smaller projects. I found a tutorial on binding embroidery hoops which I think I will try once I get to a fabric store.
Here is Lucy. This is mainly from earlier in the week. I think since my last post I finished the yellow egg and part of the basket. She is fun to work on but I will not work on her until I go to Santa Fe. I will have plenty of plane time to work on her.
My weekend was fairly quiet for a change. We did go to a street fair in Little Italy on Saturday. We walked it a couple of times, then we went to University Village to a bar/restaurant, the nice wine store, and then back home for some burgers. It was a fun day!
There is not much else going on here. I hope everyone has a great week. Hopefully, we can all get at least a few stitches in! Kelly