Please forgive my craptastic photographic skills today. Methinks I had one too many cups of coffee and my hands were all a-quiver or something.
Oh, before I forget....THANK YOU for all of your lovely comments about my finish. I know that some of you expressed concern that a purse would become snagged, soiled, ruined, etc., but please let me assure you that if I made that piece into a purse I would only carry in in the safety of my very own living room.
I'm not kidding.
When I think about all of the crap that I should have at my immediate disposal every waking minute of my life, I sometimes wonder why I don't just slap on Ye Ole Fanny Pack and be done with it. Besides...have you ever seen the Queen of England without her pocketbook? (I know, I know, walking from my bedroom to the kitchen to the living room and then back again isn't EXACTLY as long a trip as she has through Buckingham Palace, but hey...sometimes a girl just needs her freakin' purse.)
Aunt Chrissy and I went for sushi again last night. I, of course, had NOODLE BOWL (!). It was dee-lish and very much enjoyed on such a stupidly hot day. Today I'll go get some provisions for the weekend so that if the NOODLE BOWL (!) mood strikes me I'll be good to go with veggies and such.
After dinner, Aunt Chrissy asked me if I could take a look at some recent things she's added to her Fall Stitchy Basket. It seems that she is in a very Quaker mood, and has kitted up some positively gorgeous projects for the months ahead. Sometime I'll have to sneak over to her house and snap a few pics of her studio and stitching. She is, after all, the entire reason for my being here in the Stitchy Universe, so you can only imagine how perfectly lovely her stuff is. (Yeah, yeah, that was me admitting that my little sister is actually a much better stitcher than I am, and yeah yeah, it does sting a little on my heiniey that there's one more thing that she surpasses me with.)
But I regress....
When I came home I suddenly got the urge to do a little Quaker sumpin sumpin myself, so I fished around in the old stash and came up with Quaker Diamonds. And despite the late hour, I sat right down and put a few stitches in to see if this was what I was in the mood for.
Yup. Filled the bill quite nicely, thank you very much. I'm stiching this on 29 count Cafe Mocha linen and am using the Valdani threads that the chart calls for. I've never used them before and have to say that I'm really loving them. And I REALLY love the way you just use them "as is" right off the ball and don't have to strip and lay each stitch.
We're off like a herd of turtles to the weekend. Considering that the weather is still rather warm, I think we're looking at some serious Happy Chair time. I know that I need to do a thorough housecleaning in the morning, followed by a long talk with Sir Stewey about his propensity for watering all of the furniture, but that shouldn't' take too long. I fully expect him to do a "Talk to the paw, mo-ther" and then retreat to his fort for the duration.
Wherever you are is where I hope you want to be! Stay cool and safe and dry today! Woo Hoo!