It was rather busy at work yesterday. I found myself putting in extra hours. And it promises to be just as busy today and I'll be heading into work a few hours earlier than usual. So there is not much stitching or finishing to show. But, here are a few photos.
Further progress on Indy 2006 Town Square Series' The Gourmet Shop by Twisted Thread. Since I am stitching this series from stash, I made a few slight modifications regarding my thread palette. The walls of the first story were supposed to be WDW Beige, which I did not have on hand. I substituted the WDW Cocoa which was supposed to be the roof color and carried the WDW Chestnut up from the second story to the roof. I tend to think a roof should be darker than the walls of a building anyway. I also regularized the widths of the windows. As charted the second window from the right was one stitch narrower than the others. I prefer symmetry which is also why I will be stitching two chimneys equidistant from the roof's edges rather than the one off-center chimney that was charted. Right now this doesn't look much like a gourmet shop but the signage and the window displays will soon change that. Once complete, this shop will be one of the more distinctive buildings in the series.
And, I finally packed up all my Mystic giveaways last night. My husband will be taking them to the post office today.