Jesus is getting closer.
I did some of the confetti stitching on his face yesterday, and worked on the shading in the bottom right corner. I was watching the Pro Bowl (which had a lot of really funny moments in it), and working, so I didn't get a lot done. A lot of my fave players were there. AJ Green, the Bengal's WR, had the first AFC touchdown, which was cool. And Andy Dalton, our QB, threw for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. For a rookie, he's awesome!! (Heck, even for a non rookie he'd be awesome.)
I got a lot of Rhodes stitches done on Tree of Stitches this week.
It's coming along really well, and I'm anticipating a finish on that in a few weeks too. I did have a funny to share about the Rhodes Stitch though. Abi Gurden's instructions mention figuring out how you want you last stitch to look and then moving on one stitch to the right/left so you'll know where to start. I wanted my last stitch to be from top right to bottom left, so I started in the second hole (it's four holes on a side) from the left on the bottom. I move in a clockwise direction, and so the first stitch goes down one stitch from the right on the top. For the first ten stitches, I did the same thing: count over three to the corner, count up four to the top corner, and count back one to the hole I needed. Then I realized, Oh, I could just count over two and up four!!! LOL, it was so funny. Julie and Rosa have already laughed at me for this, so feel free to join in. (I laughed about it too. It IS funny, lol.) Oh, geez, I need to get a grip, lol.
I used some of the dark blue for my ornie this week.
I had to pull out Lust and get the floss out of there, as it was the one I was missing (and the first color of Lust), so I took it out of the ornie floss and put it in Lust. Luckily, I remembered what I did with it, so I could find it!!! It's doing okay. I finished off that pesky tree (and I had to frog it once, after I cramped my hand putting it in!!) and started on the cabin. I have the cabin with windows to do, and then I have to do the two cardinals in front and it's done. Then I'll start the lantern one. It's a candle in a black, old fashioned lantern. Really pretty. I think it will look good on the sparkly fabby!
I'm really pleased that Michele Sayetta didn't refund my two dollar payment to her. I had to look up the layaway info to send it to her, cause she didn't want it. I didn't care, and told her to put it towards her legal fees for that whole South African mess. I got to the chart from Rachel (finally) and it was Earth by Rosario!!! It's the only one I didn't have, and I was so excited to get it. Now I have the series. I can't wait to start one of them (NO, I'm not going to do that until something is FINISHED in my rotation), and I'm thinking I will start with either Water or Fire when the time comes. Thanks so much Rachel, I love it. I was so excited when I finally got to it, I had a serious case of the giggles. It was the middle of the night though, so nobody heard me except Yes Dear, and she already thinks I'm nuts, lol. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!! But... It was the regular chart format, and I try and get the large print when I can. So I emailed Michele and basically said, "Don't you dare just send me the chart. Tell me your paypal email so I can send you the difference." Of course, being Michele, she didn't send me her paypal email. So I had to look it up, and I sent the two dollars with a long note about how if she didn't charge me for a couple of charts I was gifted (and which I now think may have been pirated), I was gonna send her the funds at today's prices. I've got an email from her, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I'm sure she'll have something to say. She doesn't wanna take my money cause I'm a good customer, but she WILL. Or else, lol. We shall see...
And if you all can take a moment, I would appreciate it if you could say a prayer for Randi. I know she's having a hard time right now, and even though she no longer wants to be friends, I'm still worried about her. You don't just turn off love, and so if you could spare a second, please say a prayer that God showers her with his blessings. TIA ladies!!
I think that's about it for today. Oh, and one more thing. GO GIANTS!!!!!!! (And one more thing.
Yes Dear hardly ever sits in my stitching chair, but she was the other night. She was so cute doing it, with her little paws tucked up under her chest, I took a piccy of her being so cute. Of course, I ALWAYS think she's being cute (unless she's being bad), so I'm prejudiced, lol. Anyways, here she is, being all cute.)