It is one week from today that we leave on vacation. So...I have vacation anticipation in the extreme! Hahaha. Of course, I've done no packing - haven't even thought about that. I need to dig out some turtlenecks and warmer clothing since we will be heading North. Our first night we will be in the Rhinebeck area - well ahead of NY Sheep & Wool. I also need to think about what projects (stitching AND knitting) to take along for the ride. Maybe I'll figure that out today. That will give me plenty of time to change my mind and choose something else (which I'm prone to doing).
Meanwhile, it is Tuesday and time to check in on my stitching. I mentioned yesterday that I had to frog some of the border on the large sampler (Ellen Harrison 1889 from Needle Work Press). This is how crazy I can be: I woke up in the middle of the night Friday remembering that the very upper border had been off by one (yes, just 1) thread. I compensated on the bottom border so that they lined up. But, what I realized in the middle of the night is that it wouldn't work. There are more horizontal lines across and they would not line up. Plus, the little motifs in the piece would not be placed correctly. So, out it came.
Part of the upper border and a smaller section of the bottom border plus the right side stitches that had been done. Thankfully not a ton of them. I have yet to re-stitch what was ripped out.
The second sampler is coming along. I managed to do a little (very little) stitching on that one.
I had forgotten how much Eileen Bennett (the designed of this sampler) likes acorns. They appear in a lot of her samplers. There will be more acorns between the green designs in this particular band and then there will be another band of birds and acorns. What the piece needs is a hungry squirrel, but there isn't one.
In happy news, Colin is flying up today. He was supposed to have a meeting with his boss on Thursday and then dinner out. That has been cancelled thanks to the boss testing positive for Covid over the weekend. Colin is still having a meeting with his team and hopefully meeting with a new person he just hired for his group. The cancelled meeting and dinner means that Colin can come here for dinner on Thursday! I'm planning to try my hand at a curried chick pea soup. YUM!!
Tomorrow I'm planning to head to the office (and Trader Joe's) one last time before vacation. Today is filled with laundry (sheets and towels) and a light grocery shopping. And, hopefully digging through stash and figuring out vacation knitting and stitching. Oh, and maybe a little work-work. HA!
Have a great Tuesday!