The fill in continues on this sampler.
Still on pages 5-8. Please note the sailor next to the green and red flag! I have already ripped him out once. Rest itched him, and realized that he's still not in the correct spot. Frustrated I have "stuck a pin in it" to rework at another time. So frustrating, but they do say the third time is the charm.
I noticed while stitching this, that all the sailors only have one eye. My warped sense of humor says, the ship was manned by a bunch of cyclops.
Many of the stitchers that are stitching this in the SAL, are adding specialty stitches. Cudo to them! Since this is for my youngest son, adding anything to it other than the way it's charted, he wouldn't even notice.
Plus I just want it done so I can move on to something I want to stitch.
Some some beautiful samplers by Essamplaire over the weekend. I have never stitched anything by this company. But my sister has. When visiting the site, only some of the samplers can you purchase chart only. All others are available in kit form of either silk, or DMC only. Kits always make me nervous that I'm not going to have enough threads.
My sister said the kit she purchased had hunks of DMC, and the chart only had DMC color names, and did not show the actual DMC number. Perhaps that has changed?
My sister says that's why she likes to stitch Scarlet Letter kits, because enclosed are whole skeins of DMC to stitch the project. Even with her comments I am tempted to put at least one of the samplers on my wish list.
We are still on the hunt for furnishings for my daughter's apartment in Charlottesville. My hubby is going to look at bar stools today. I called in a favor with one of my gal friends to see if her hubby can get us 4 wine crates to make her a coffee table. It's only economically feasible if you don't have to pay for the crates, otherwise you're better shopping Craig's list or thrift stores.
I think we are also going to attempt to make her a padded headboard since she doesn't want a footboard. When you're 5'9" you need all the room you can get!
Our house looks like a hoarder home, yet again with all the extra furniture. Just think, we'll do it again in 2 years when the youngest graduates from college!
My kids don't know how good they have it, especially when I reminisce about my first apartment. I had to have a bucket in the living room every time it rained. I had a dining room table, but no chairs, because I couldn't afford the chairs. I had no bedroom furniture other than the bed. My end tables were from going out of business, unfinished furniture auction. Dressers were those cardboard box drawers you can buy. My son's room was all furniture purchased at the unfinished furniture auction that I finished myself. But there are days I look back and remember some of my happiest memories. And I take pride in the fact I was beholding to no one. I didn't have everything I wanted but I had what I needed.
BTW, I finally managed to purchase 6 chairs for my dining table. First 4 chairs, were in a buy one get one free deal, which I finished. Later I purchased 2 captain's chairs. I still have everything. We use it in the basement for puzzles.
Well that's bout all for this week! Happiest of stitching!