It has been a busy few weeks. I flew back to Rhode Island at the beginning of the month, and since getting here, work has been busier than usual. In our spare time we have been meeting up with friends and prepping the dining room for wallpaper and paint. This is a long weekend, so we hope to have the walls done by Tuesday, but there will still be trim to put up and new curtains to make, which I won't be able to do until I return to Denver. Even so, it is fantastic to be making progress on the house.
As a result of all this activity, I haven't had much time for either stitching or writing, but I have finished one of the four projects I brought with me, a tea towel for my neighbor. She invited me to tea at her house next weekend and I thought it would be fun to make her a little gift. She has three boys, so something girly is definitely in order.
My husband challenged me to use different stitches this time, instead of just outlining the crayon figures. I took his challenge to heart and used stem, back, chain, buttonhole, satin, cast-on and bullion stitches. I like it, but I like the wine towels better.
Now that we've been watching the Olympics every evening, I'm making progress on a second project. It isn't the project I wanted to do second, but it was ready and waiting. That's the beauty of prepping projects in advance! I should have it done by next week and will try to get my third project prepped so I can start it right away.
It is amazing that with so little time, I am still getting so much done! Thank goodness for the little planning I did back in Denver. It has kept my stitching on track.