Even though I took Friday off, the weekend went too quick. DH was at Talladega for the races all weekend, so a certain dog with some serious separation anxiety issues was a basket case, which was only exacerbated by the lovely neighbors who decided they needed to have a bon fire Saturday night (despite the burn ban being on) until 2 freaking a.m. Because that certain dog needs an excuse to bark every time he hears a sound outside... :(
When I wasn't trying to sleep, I got all the bobbins wound for not only Deep Blue Sea, but Desert, as well. Because I am tempting fate by literally having 3 complete Chatelaine kits actually physically ready to go :) Well, once my SB&B's order shows up to bring me the last of the PTB, that is :) I need to e-mail Cindy at ECC this week for one last fiber (Gloriana perle? I forget what it is - one oddball on DBS)...
I also managed to get some stitching in this week, beginning with 3 more blocks on Rainforest Crunch, done Tuesday night. These 3 went MUCH quicker than the two previous ones did, so it must have been barometer head last time :) Well past half-way now - I want to get it done, but also want to make it last, because I am enjoying it so much, and LOVE these colors :)
I also picked up my IC Full Moon, which has been banging around in my travel bag, felling kind of lonely - it got superseded by the Halloween mandala, and I figured I'd better get it done before I start Bone Cheeks :) While not done, I'm close:
And in between Tuesday night at the IHOP, and a steel drum concert at the high school, I also worked on Samplar 4 Saisons some more, and have all of Spring, tree included, at roughly 99% done :) I just have to finish the middle branch and get the spring-side leaves on - it's kind of a judgment call as to where spring ends and summers begins, since this isn't charted for all these colors, only red & white. I had a red pen sitting beside me so I could mark up the chart as I got to sections that I wanted to define as one or another - we'll see, many years from now, if I got them right :) Here's the overall to date:
And then a close-up of just the tree section:
I put Saisons away last night, so this week, I think I will work on either Noah's Sub or Celtic Banner; depends how tired I am when I get home today, and how much of a challenge I am up to - all those 1/4 stitches in NS, and backstitching - might not have the mental bandwidth for it today. We have band stuff to do this week & next, and school is done on May 17 - isn't that crazy? I remember going to mid-June, but then, I never went back the first week of August, either, so... My baby will be a Sophomore! And the new marching band season starts in June, with Tuesday practices up until camp in July... At least I don't have 4-hour drives (one way) for band stuff :)
Until next week, Happy Stitching!
(my kid seems to be goofing around in the back - so despite me standing there long enough to take half a dozen pictures, I can just make out the top of his head in one or two...)