How are you this Tuesday morning? The air here is cooler (thankfully) this morning - yesterday was sticky all day long. If you just sat doing nothing, it was ok, but the moment you moved to do anything, prickly heat would set in. I opted for not doing much other than chopping vegetables and then making a stir fry for dinner. That was enough!
As hinted at yesterday, Adam & Eve finally showed up! And, in fact, the Adam and Eve sampler is now finished. Woo-Hoo!
And here's a close up of the couple:
I don't really care for their "cover-ups," but I am very glad to have this piece finished! First Adam showed up and stood to close to the tree. I had to remove him and re-stitch. The whole bottom section where A&E are standing was fiddly (and annoying) to stitch.
This has now been tucked away in the drawer of finishes and a new start happened on Sunday! I decided to stitch "Simply Live" by the Primitive Needle. I like the sentiment on this one ("Live Simply That Others May Simply Live") and thought it appropriate for this day and age. Here's a snap of the cover photo of the chart:
And here is my start on it:
I am using 40 count porcelain linen and a mixture of DMC and Gentle Arts threads (using one strand of thread going over two linen threads). The 40 count is much easier than I had thought it would be. The variety of colors in this piece is particularly appealing to me after the (mostly) red and green of the A&E sampler.
Naturally I have picked out a second sampler to work on, but have not yet started that so will wait to share. And, by the time I decide to start a second piece I may change my mind and pick a different one anyway!
I've a busy day ahead of me. Today is our "cool" day per the forecast. It should not get out of the 70's, so I plan to make a batch of bluebarb jam today. I also have to clean the bathrooms, wash towels and bathrugs, etc. The domestic chores never seem to end. Hopefully work will not be crazy.