Jan. 4: I had to shift my focus a bit on Band 6, from the dark olive green broad outline stitching to the lesser outline stitching in a variety of colors. I ran out of DMC 3011 and will have to wait until I can run out and buy another skein. But with the mercury hovering between 1 and 2 degrees Fahrenheit, I am not up to braving the great outdoors. Meanwhile,. there is just one more stash hidey hole to check: the box where I keep the floss for the rest of the Cluny tapestry charts.
Jan. 5: I had no luck finding DMC 3011 in existing stash, so I continued working on some of what I am calling the smaller interior cross stitch outlines. On Monday, my husband has an errand to run at the other end of the county which will place him roughly at the mid-point between Michael's and A.C. Moore. He's offered to pick up the floss if I give him a list of any numbers I need. Dear man, he really hates shopping for floss. He claims that no matter what colors I need, they are always on the bottom shelf, just an inch above floor level. Given his rheumatism and consequent flexibility issues, an offer to go floss shopping is proof of extraordinary devotion.
The photo at the head of this post shows my progress.