Half way there
This last week, while my counting wasn't off on one of the designs like in my previous post, I did manage to stitch a whole square and then noted I'd put it in the wrong square. Thankfully it wasn't a letter or number where it would really stand out, so I just stitched the one I was supposed to have stitched in the other square and called it even. So here is my progress so far I've gotten 43 of the 81 squares done. So although I haven't started the border yet, I figure I'm halfway done, not to bad for two months work. Kim and I are really keeping quite a similar pace on our SAL even without making a huge effort at doing so. Kim has about 40 squares and some of the border done on Luck, Letters, and Leprechauns too. While I took a short break to work on my earlier SanMan finish, Kim's spent a bit of time on Red Thread.
Some of my stress must have come through in my voice when we've talked or in my emails, as I got a lovely Stitching Break in a Box surprise from Kim the other day. My mailman delivered the best goodie package. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of it before I got into it. I opened it up to a very cute card telling me to take a break, make some tea, put my feet up and stitch. Inside the box was some Chai tea (I love Chai), some Comfort and Joy tea, some biscotti, and the fabric, floss, and tuck pillow to make this wonderful little guy. So that's what I did
Didn't he stitch up cute? This is Portrait of a Dog by Brittercup Designs on 28ct Monaco. I did Portrait of a Cat (also a present from Kim) earlier. Kim made the tuck pillows for both of them for me too, I think she did a wonderful job on them. So now in my kitchen I can enjoy seeing this little fellow, as well as my earlier one of the cat This is why we stitch, it's relaxing and seeing the fun things we make, makes us smile. Hope you all are able to have some relaxing stitching time as well.