I played hookey today so that I could watch the women's semifinals of the French Open Tennis. It was wonderful groaning about Maria Sharapova's double-faults and subsequent loss while I stitched on my seashell tote. But I must confess that I did little stitching while Francesca Schiavone was playing in the second match. I love to watch her! She is so wonderfully feisty and stereotypically Italian (one of my favorite countries to visit). Her joie-de-vivre (I think!) is so infectious! I can't wait until Saturday to watch her play and, I hope, win. Her little hops and skips of joy are marvelous to behold. May she have more of them!!
However, my playing hookey today almost guarantees that I won't finish stitching my "5 stylish ladies" by Saturday night. Although, as another side note, instead of spending the afternoon at the shop being diligent, I stayed home and wrote the stitch guide for the ladies. Thank goodness I printed a copy of my instructions, because the program refused to save my information. GRRRR! Many unmentionable words.
All is not lost, I am a fast typist and now that I have composed the stitch guide I will enter it on the "shop" computer which I know will save it and it will be preserved for posterity. Hooray!
Blah, blah, blah. So what about the blog? This weekend's entry will be: a gorgeous sweet pea design from Julie Mar Designs. I stitched this canvas several years ago using DMC perle cotton for the design and Paternayan yarn for the background.
Another variation on this canvas is a larger one that Julie did