This Week’s Stitches & Pages

May 4, 2021

Hello May! Even though I can’t believe it is May already, I am so excited for spring & summer. This month is especially aweseome because, now that I am vaccinated, we are making the trip soon to go visit with family! How nice it will be to see them all face to face, give hugs, chat, even just spend time in the same room, instead of behind the barrier of FaceTime. This week I am in the pre-trip preperation phase, but I am trying to still make time for stitching and reading in between all my tasks.

Monday Morning Rotation

My weekly roatation project this past week was Midnight Owl by Mill Hill. Boy did I have some trouble getting traction with this one. Last time this was out, I had finished all the cross stitches and it was ready for beading & back stitching. To get started with the beading, I wanted to start putting the brown beads on the Owl. The chart called for the Mill Hill bead “sable”. After I went through the bags and separated the beads, I found the supplied “sable” beads. They looked really red. According to the description sable is a reddish brown color which is fine, but these beads were red red. So I started putting them on thinking maybe once I added them and they were in there amongst the brown threads they would blend like the sample picture, but they were not blending and I was not happy with how they were looking. So I decided to frog them out and I ordered some different beads. In the mean time, I finished out the rotation with Midnight Owl by working on adding the crystal blue beads to the sky. Hopefully, the beads I ordered will work out better than what was supplied.

I just don’t think they look right. They are more red with the naked eye.

On The Frame

Over on my Millennium Frame I have returned to working on Animal Almanac by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. This was the 2020 SAL which I fell behind on pretty bad. Still, it is an adorable piece and I can’t wait to have it finished. Currently I am working on blocks 9 & 10 and planning on rotating again when I finish those 2 blocks. Last week I did have a few sick days so I haven’t made as much progress as I would like, but I still think it is coming along nicely.

Bookmark Status

I am almost half way through And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I’m sorry to say that my reading habit has been on a cold streak lately. I am going to atribute it to the fact that my mind has been preoccupied with other things and the fact that by the time I get into bed (which is when I usually read for a bit) I am so tired I just go right to sleep. But, we have an 8 hour car ride coming up very soon, so undoubtedly I will have some uninteruppted reading time then.

That’s it for this update, thanks for reading and have a blessed week.

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