It doesn't look like a lot of progress, but I finished the stems and leaves and moved on to the flowers. This, of course, was a relief, since the flowers are done using Crescent Colors (as opposed to Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art...what is UP with the quality/texture of these threads?!).
I'm still really enjoying this and think it's due to the linen...Barn Owl by Birds of a Feather. Thanks to faithful stitchy friend Donna (Needleworker Not In Paradise), I learned that Linens by Design is now making these lovely fabrics. Woo Hoo! BOAF is one of my favorite stitchy sources, so I'm glad to know we can continue to get their fabulous fabrics.
I received word that National Stitch in Public Day in this area will be held at the University Park Mall food court. It's Saturday, February 7th, from 10-3. If I can convince her to go, Aunt Chrissy and I will be there with bells on and our stitchy bags in tow! I haven't joined our local EGA yet (I am a member-at-large), but one of the lovely ladies in Crewel class sent me the info. I suppose this will mean a trip to the mall....a place I have only visited twice since moving back to South Bend in 1999. Sigh.
I'm off to the kitchen to concoct something for dinner. In honor of Ina Garten's birthday today (Hi Ina! Happy Birthday! Waving to you from Mishawaka! Love your show and everything you have ever done in your whole entire life!), I am thinking of making something from one of her cookbooks. Shrimp scampi, anyone?
Stewey's in the guest room, furiously cleaning out the closet. Methinks his "sleepy" pictures really p***** him off, so looks like he'll be bunking elsewhere tonight. Oh well. More room for me!