It's been a little over two months since my last post. I am afraid I allowed some chronic health issues to send me spiraling into an agoraphobic lethargy of TV binge watching. computer solitaire and hermit stitching. But I have taken myself in hand and am determined to resume a more normal routine.
The title of this post reflects some of the binge watching: my husband watched the entire Victory At Sea documentary while I sat and stitched in the same room. I was amazed at how jingoistic we were back in the early 50s. Granted, I was a mere toddler at the time and needn't take personal responsibility for the rabid triumphalism of the cultural climate, but it was still something of a shock to see and hear How very over-the-top things were in my own lifetime. Anyway, the phrase is a quote from Douglas MacArthur, who pretty much embodied that culture.
But I did keep stitching.
First, I finished up the remaining bands of Witches Hollow. I'll take a proper outdoor photo of the full piece later on today and post it tomorrow. For now I'll just show the finished bands.
This was a great project, loads of fun to stitch with a great variety of motifs. So many fascinating little details.
Next, I began work on Hands To Work Designs Harvest Blooms on 40 count raw linen. I used the recommended WDW and GAST fibers with one exception: I used WDW Mascara instead of GAST Old Black Crow.I did make a mistake on the pumpkin bottom right as brown rather than cranberry. I'll be leaving the error alone for the present to sre if I can live with it but I suspect I'll be frogging it out in the end. Rather annoying really, since I have anchored some of the orange threads under the brown.
And, finally, since I was craving a finish, I stitched u[ this quick little project. It is the June 2016 JCS Christmas ornament The Strawberry Scissor Fob Ornament 1 [Tree]. I used up a bit of Carrie's Creations Raspberry floss that I had in hand, it was just enough, A nice bit of serendipity.
It hasn't been all idleness and vacant TV binging but neither has it been a truly productive two months. But I hope for better in the future.