This is fun little project called "Cherry Cordial". Although it is charted for Caron Watercolors on 18 count mono canvas, I switched to Caron Wildflowers and 24 count congress cloth. I think the pink of the cloth is so pretty with the colors. I wasn't too sure about the darker brown skeins, but once it's all stitched up, I imagine that it will be cool beans:
I'm patting myself on the back for actually following the directions on this one and penciling in the lines on the congress cloth before stitching. I am usually one of the "oh, that's too much work, I think I'll just wing it" kind of stitchers, but I always regret not doing what I'm told. So I bit the bullet and drew the lines on like a good girl and now I can enjoy this without wondering if I'm off a thread or two.
My new obsession is concert videos on the TeeVee while I'm stitching. I caught Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and "Chris Botti Live in Boston" (with other artists like Sting, Yo Yo Ma, John Mayer, and Steven Tyler) on PBS, so now I'm determined to hit the library for several others. I confess that I am not very "hip" when it comes to music (I don't think I've listened to commercial radio for at least 20 years), so when I had to ask Aunt Chrissy who John Mayer was, I figured it was time to expand my horizons. I also want to check out as much Yo Yo Ma as I can, since he played the theme music from "Cinema Paridiso" and I thought I would just die from the loveliness of it.
On the reading front, I am full into John Updike mode and should finish "The Witches of Eastwick" today. I confess to not having read much Updike at all, so I'm going to enjoy as much of him as I can before getting distracted by something else.
Hope this finds you off to a fabulous week! As Paul Harvey would say (may he rest) Goood day!