from Celtic Cross Stitch,
by Anne Orr & Lesley Clarke
18ct Aida, DMC floss
34 x 35
Meanwhile, it's April WIPocalypse Check-In time! The suggested themes were:
Designer – Mirabilia,
Style – Samplers,
Colors – Blue and Orange
I had no WIPs from Mirabilia, but I did manage to work on one sampler, and one blue and orange item:
Back on the 15th, I said I was going to knock this out, since I only have that last medallion at the bottom right to finish. Um yea... and I'll make sure to do that before the end of the month, too.
Instead, I turned to this one to bring along to Trillium, because it's big blocks of just a few colors that I could do while listening to a speaker or hanging out grooving to some drumming. And it turns out it is also Blue and Orange, so it even fits this month's suggested theme!I made good progress on it and am going to try to have it finished by next month.
Blue 28ct Monaco
108 x 98
I have had to monitor my stitching time, because I'm trying to get some Spring organizing done. This week I've been working on our bedroom, which has taken on a sort of terrible 'catch all' feel to it that, quite frankly, is neither restful OR sexy, and so needs to not be happening there. I managed to organize and clean the top of my dresser (and now have 'need a jewelry organizing system' on my to-do list) and yesterday I spent a couple hours going through all my clothes and weeding out the too-small/too-hideous items to give away or repurpose as appropriate, and also to put away the heavy winter items into under-the-bed bin storage. And I am so leery about whether or not Spring is really safely here enough to do that, but here's hoping!
My big takeaway from that project is that I have WAY too many t-shirts and not nearly enough tops that make me feel pretty. That should be corrected, I think.
After soaking, I just topped it off with enough water to completely cover the bones, and it's been simmering away merrily all night and today - I will let it go for about 24 hours before straining and storing the broth.
I keep forgetting it's going and getting a scent of something delicious, startling myself wondering if I've left the stove or oven on before I remember. hah! It's also driving Sadie Beagle a little mad waiting for her share, and she's my favorite critic.
Today, so more bedroom decluttering, a bit of writing, and tonight a big pot of chili. And maybe some stitching as a reward at the end of the day.
Shared with The Ornament SAL April Check In and April 2013 WIPocalypse Check In
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