Jardin de Bobines
Jardin Prive'/Nathalie Cichon
28ct Fresco by Picture Thus Plus
DMC floss as charted, with a few substitutions
This was an absolute joy to stitch from start to finish. The chart itself is really quite perfect in its size, clarity, and printing, and the design is a lot of fun with the whimsy and bright colors. This is a new designer to Yours Truly, but I look forward to doing more of her pieces!
Lovely, quiet, peaceful day. I did manage to clean up my entranceway a bit and stow extra boxes, etc in the closet. Now it is ready for the hanging of lots and lots of stitchy things to really make it feel like home! I also wrote a wish list for each room, as well as a project list that I hope to get back to as soon as I can.
Many of you asked me about my list of things I'd like to do after transplant. One of the stitchy things I'd like to do is finally host that retreat I've been talking about. Another dream is to take an across country train trip in a private compartment and stop at the Shepherd's Bush shop on the way to an Aristea retreat at Liguna Nigel. And finally, the big dream is to go on one of the trips to Great Britain with Miss Elizabeth from Needlepoint Now.
Wonder if I could do all of those things next year?
I haven't made it down to the pool yet. The truth of the matter is that I am feeling quite shy about being in a bathingsuit, so I am thinking that a morning dip one day this week might avoid the crowds.
Tomorrow promises to be another hot and steamy day, so my plan is to repeat today. I might even start something new from one of the bins in the cube room, or I might dig into the WIP basket and do a little organizing. I had an idea to put them in order according to how much is left to finish and then try to knock a few out, but I'm kind of enjoying just playing with whatever strikes my fancy, too.
OK, off to bed. The restaurant downstairs is hosting an Italian fretival this weekend, so the music and shenanegans might continue on a little bit longer, but I've got Flosstube to keep me from hollering at them to turn that racket off like a grumpy old lady.
More tomorrow. Hope your Saturday was swell!