Do you notice anything glaringly wrong with the first pic versus the second? Do ya'? Well, I didn't either for a good two hours yesterday until I finally realized that I had some stems and leaves on the right side IN THE COMPLETELY WRONG PLACE.
This was a rather interesting exercise in Chart Reading 101 for me, and I confess to having to break out the copy machine and the yellow highlighter. When I first started stitching, Aunt Chrissy showed me how to make a working copy of the chart and then use a highlighter to mark off the stitches that you had just completed. I did this for about two months before I got cocky and decided that I could work from the original chart and not make any marks on it at all. So there. Guess this one really showed me.
After frogging, I settled in to get some of the strawberries and flowers completed. I think that I have blue flowers to go and then I'm on to the border and letters. I will confess that I didn't even realize there were letters on this until last night, so if y'all want to send me back to Stitchy Kindergarten, please feel free to do so. (I just hope I fit in the little desks.)
Stewey has informed me that if I don't do laundry and housecleaning today he's going to call the ASPCA. I made the mistake of joining their organization so that I could get a window decal (to tell the local fire department that there's a pet in the house in the event of fire), but Stewey thinks this is some kind of fraternity for him to gather with like-minded puppy tots that are so "neglected". I explained to him that there are pups out there who don't even have a nice warm bed to sleep in...let alone freshly laundered sheets and a snack on the pillow each evening, but he didn't seem interested. Methinks I've created a monster.
I do hope that you have a splendid stitchy weekend, wherever you may be. We are expected a BIG THAW here, so I'm thinking that a car wash and garage clean out might be in order. Happy trails!