Stitching on Paradigm this week was very frustrating. I seemed to have had trouble counting. The Y, Z, motif below Z and the left heart were all stitched at least twice and some three times. I perservered until I restored them to their proper spot but wasted lots of thread and a great deal of my patience. Oh well, next week will be better.I am very excited with my progress on Crystal Tree - some beading is done, the tinsel is stitched on and the garland is couched. I have finished all the Kreinik bows and even added a beaded bow. I can feel a finish coming soon - well, within a week or two.
I am supposed to be working on a RR but I have the itch to finish Crystal Tree. I am having trouble seeing the fabric for my neighborhood so will compromise by working on my RR during the day and Crystal Tree at night.
DH and I are heading home to Canada on Thursday for a couple of weeks. We really miss our grandchildren - Jackson who is 3, Hunter who is 1 and Drew who is 11. We have told the boys parent's to find some place warm for a holiday and we will look after the children. They have agreed. They are flying "last minute" so have no idea where they are going as yet. Now, just in case you think I am really brave - the boy's parents pay for daycare whether the children are there or not. We will take turns sending one each day and them both one day so that we are still sane at the end of our babysitting. I have also informed DH that this is a two person job!!! Thank goodness he is a very "hands on" Poppa.
We will then travel to visit our granddaughter, my sister and my parents. I hope to catch up with and stitch with my stitching friends from Knowledge and Needles.
Oh yeah - the speech. We are having a Canada Day potluck on Sunday and I am giving a little spiel on the years 1930, 1940 and 1950.
Will be in touch when I can. Till then, keep stitching everyone