Oh my goodness, it's been such a busy week! My sister is on vacation, so she swung by and spent a couple of days with us on her way from the States (where she's living now with my mom and our youngest sister) to Kuwait (where my third sister is living with her husband and new baby). And then laptop, after serving me for 3-4 years, finally called it quits. It had been slowly dying anyway over the past few months, but it was time to call a spade a spade and go get a new one. So I did! And I'm absolutely in love with my nice new shiny machine, but the keys are slightly different, so my pinkie finger keeps hitting the "up" key instead of the "shift" key. This will take some getting used to...
Anyways, you're here for the stitching! Honestly it's getting harder and harder to find time to stitch, but I'm glad I'm sticking with it. It gives me something to do that is not baby-related. The problem is my son (now 10 months old!) has to be the worst sleeper on earth. I'm talking 45-minute naps, max. It doesn't give me a lot of "me" time.
Here's where I am on Blackberry House:
I managed to stitch another leaf and a couple of berries on the bottom. Also, I was looking at the berries I had finished last time at the top (you can see my last progress post here) and I just didn't like one of the colors. There were three little stitches on each one, kind of like highlighting the berries, but they were bright pink. It looked so strange to me and I decided last night that I couldn't live with it so I pulled them out. I don't know what I'll replace it with, but I'll figure that out later.
Also, some stitching on the Little Sheep Virtues SAL:
This is Courage at 1200 stitches. I've finished the border!! Serious happy dance just for that milestone. Now I can concentrate on the fun stuff...
Lots of love,