Out came Laura J. Perin's "Primrose Path" and onto the tube went my boyfriend Kevin (as in Costner, don't you know). I had already spent enough time with my other boyfriend Robert (as in Chef Irvine from Dinner Impossible), so I decided a little Bull Durham was just what the doctor ordered. Nope, not a big baseball fan. I just like to watch Kevin do just about anything on the screen, including (but not limited to) eating Wheaties, dancing around in a robe, and polishing Susan Sarandon's toe nails. Hubba hubba.
But I regress...
I managed to do all of the little pink buds on the outer border of Primrose. These are actually smyrna crosses done in DMC#5 perle and they turn out to be quite cute. Sorry my close-up shot is so blurry, but this wouldn't be my blog if there weren't a few really crappy pics to aggravate the h*** outta' me.
Today I went back to the library for the Beginner's Crewel class. The instructor is on vaca, so we had "free stitch" today. Well, I whipped out my little kit and away I went.
If you're interested in learning how to do crewel, I highly recommend www.crewelworld.com. I got a full kit of stuff that included an excellent book, fabric, iron-on transfers, needles, hoops, and fabulous crewel yarn from Appleton. The projects in this book are more modern and funky than your typical crewel stuff (which is just what I wanted), so methinks I will do several of them. The little piece I'm working on is called "Birthday Wish" and it is supposed to be mounted on a card when stitched. For a first try, I thought it was super dooper easy and very fun.
Before I go I have to send my very best teary hugs and kisses to you all for your lovely comments. I don't know what the hell is wrong with me (Chrissy thinks it's medication issues or the onset of menopause), but I am just a big fat mess lately. Your love and support and attention to me and my stupid little life has meant more than you will ever know. I am, as Bobby Bacala says to Uncle Junior "in awre of yous".