"What dreadful hot weather we have. It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance."
Talk about understatement. Anyway, I got quite a bit of it done:
Saturday, I started the Tulip Sampler by Rosewood Manor. I just love the colors in this one. Considering I spent most of the day in Pittsburgh visiting an old college friend, I think I got lots done:
On Day 9 or Sunday, I began a canvas piece designed by Cheryl Schaeffer for the Rainbow Gallery. This will be my Santa for 2011. Isn't he cute?
Even though it doesn't look like I got much done, there was a bunch of prep work for this one. First I had to paint the canvas blue and let it dry. Then I had to iron it. And before attaching it to the stretcher bars, I had to straighten a bunch of tacks. The only tacks I had that weren't in use were badly bent and mangled, ie, totally UN-USEABLE. Rats! And of course, I needed to gather some threads for it (I currently have 2 -- the green and yellow border colors.)
The pattern called for French Blue 18 count canvas. I only have white congress cloth. I thought about just stitching it on white but I liked the blue wall. I thought about making the wall blue with a background stitch but decided against that. I decided to paint the canvas instead. This is kind of fun 'cuz I never know exactly what I'm going to get. I was trying for a lighter blue but the one I got is okay. I may have to change the color of the chair and ottoman -- I'll just have to see what hits me when I get there.
While I was waiting for the blue canvas to dry and between loads of laundry, I spent some time stitching on my Sticklounge project, Odds & Ends by Tams Creations:
If not, I'll just put a little charm over the offending area. What you can't see isn't there -- right.
See you tomorrow .... go crazy, keep stitching!