Not the world's best photo - it was late at night when I took the pic and there's too much flash so the colours look a bit washed out. I'll try to get a better one in the daylight. This is a Chatelaine online class project. It goes for 12 months and we get a part a month. I'm stitching this on 32 count antique white Belfast linen with the recommended silks. Part 1 took me longer to stitch than I anticipated - I started this just before midnight on 30 September 2005 and completed it on 19 October 2005. I was actually hoping to have it done in the first week but I didn't have as much stitching time as I thought I would.
I have now moved on to Black Swan's Merrick, Wizard of the Sea. I really want to finish this project this year but I have several other WIPs I want to work on as well. I decided to try a goal based rotation each month and so far I'm sticking to it :)
My rotation this month is:
- Complete Part 1 of MTM
- Complete the dolphin on Merrick
- Complete the centre square on Egyptian Garden (Chatelaine)
- Finish the wording on the top border of Fragile Miracles (Joan Elliott)
- Finish page 1 of Snowflake QS (HAED)
- Try to finish mermaid's tail on Emerald Mermaid (Mirabilia)
Looking at my goals now I think I may have been slightly over-ambitious ... either that or I was planning on getting in more stitching time than I did! I still have 10 more days before October is over so anything is possible - LOL!
The weekend is almost over for us here (Thursday/Friday since Friday is the holy day here) so I'm going to stitch for a couple of hours this afternoon before starting on dinner.
On the family front, DS is sick today with tonsilitis :( It was our first dealings with the medical centres here and it was a positive experience. Liam will have the day off school tomorrow so he can rest up and give the medication a chance to do it's job. I guess I will just have to sit and keep him company, with stitching in hand of course :)
DH and DD have gone off to one of the shopping malls nearby to check out the book store. Caitlin "needs" some things for a project - not sure if the teacher set it or whether it's something her and her friends have come up with :) Either way, it doesn't matter, as she is being creative and I am all for that! No doubt they will come home with a few extras!
I'm off to check on my patient and then stitch!