First and foremost, I finished part 2 of the Adriana SAL -- I love this design. And since I'm so far behind with it, it will be getting the majority of my stitching attention until I get caught up.
I also got some eyelets stitched on the hardanger piece, White Christmas. The kloster blocks on the top of the tree are now finished and I started the blue eyelets in the middle area. I may use only the blue thread for the internal eyelets. When I put silver thread next to the piece, I don't like it -- the silver looks 'dirty'. Maybe I don't have the right kind. I also have some very pretty shiny white thread. I may try this, or not .... I really like the blue. I found some nice dark blue beads in my stash that look perfect and may use either white or clear beads (or both) and/or get some light blue beads .... right now it's still a project in flux.
Pre-IHSW, I worked on the Old European Sampler -- I've been stitching the repetitive stuff, when I'm tired and need something repetitive to stitch.
Last week, I also worked on Heart Note Alley.
This piece is so pretty but I almost tossed it out the window. The sweet row with the butterflies (above the irises) has been giving me fits. I have had counting problems with the stems right from the first flower. And so I decided, since I was doing it now and cursing and swearing at it now, I may as well finish the whole painful thing now and be done with it! Grrrrr!
Well, as I struggled to get it finished and approached the end, I noticed it wasn't going to finish all nice and symmetrical .... sigh ..... crap.
So, should I tear the stems out and do it again (boohoo) or just let it go? Will I like it asymmetrical? I couldn't say, until I thought of the wonderful world of Photoshop. So I photoshoped a rough approximation of the finished row. What do you think? See how the last flower is cut off .... can I live with that???
I am undecided .... but I really don't want to redo that row again. Of course, now that I know what I did wrong (I did eventually figure it out), it shouldn't be so bad. Right??
For now, I'm just living with the Photoshoped version.