Now if I have the same luck with the rest of the house we'll be in business!
I played with Flowers, Awake a bit, but got very frustrated with not being able to see the holes in the fabric very well. It was dark and gloomy while I was with this one, so I'm hoping that a bright sunny day might give me another go at it.
Yesterday an old favorite came out of the basket. I stitched a few snowflakes and started another motif while binge watching Grace and Frankie.
(I love that show...I really do, and the reunioin of Jedd Bartlett, Debbie Fidderrer, Leona Lansing, and Charlie Skinner just about does me in. Four of my favorite actors from two of my favorite shows. All we need is Meryl and JDM to drop by and I can die a happy spinster.)
(And maybe small cameos by Alec Bladwin and Steve Martin and Jack Nicholson just for a few giggles.)
So now I move on to something new...another Ink Circkes. This one will be a little bigger than the Chalkboard Mandala, and the fact that it's called Bee's Knees makes me want to stitch it in bright summery colors.
So far, I think I'm leaning toward this combination...28ct Firethorn with Wildflowers thread in Painted Desert:
The spool of thread is an idea from Miss Crafty Curator Her Very Self. I was watching her show on the Flosstube, and she explained how 12weight cotton Sulky thread is basically the same as two strands of DMC floss and that it might be a good option since you get soooo much on a spool. She was specifically referencing Death By Cross Stitch as a candidate since that thing eats so much thread, so I thought I might start experimenting a bit.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Speaking of Dearh By Cross Stitch, I am rabidly following Miss Emily's progress at Ecclectic Possessions. Miss Emily is the reason for my interest in Vaceila, and now I think I might chase her down the rabbit hole again with DBCS. But is that creepy and stalkery...even for me? I get so inspired and motivated by watching what you all are doing that I feel like I just want to jump right in and play, but is it impolite?
(What can I say? I was always the kid in the lunchroom that wanted to sit with you and be part of the cool kids' stuff. Once a tubby little nerd...always a tubby little nerd! I'm harmless, really, and if my meds kick in and the moon is just right I won't chatter like a circus monkey.)
OK. Time to think about something for dinner. I had an 8:00 ultrasound on my arm this morning, so my whole day has been...off. Would it be so wrong to have my Vitamin Water and peanut butter bagel for dinner?
(The ultrasound went very well, and according to the surgeon, Buzzy has grown very nicely and will be perfectly ready for dialysis when the time comes. I, however, am determined to avoid dialysis entirely and just go right to the transplant stage. We'll see how the transplant doctor feels about that on Thursday!)
So that's the report for another Monday my dearies. I hope that you are warm and safe and dry in your Happy Chairs with needles flying!