Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014's First Start: Band 6

Technically, this is not really a new start since it is the second to last band in an existing sampler WIP.  But each band in this sampler feels so different from the one before that starting a new band tracks as a new start.

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.


Vickie said...

God bless your husband! I am with you, stay warm if you can! It is currently -12º with a -45º windchill here.

Julie said...

Got to love a man who will go into a stitchy shop for his lady.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is true love!

This band is starting to look good already.

Do you remember sending me some linen threads when you sent me Hear the Sea Call? Well, I have the perfect project for them! I started a Scarlet Letter sampler called Elizabeth Burrows and four of the colours are just right for her. Thank you!