I have been determined that my next blog post was going to show the finished "If the shoe fits..." canvas. So, the Belmont happened--and I was glued to the television screen, not stitching. I didn't cash, by the way. And Rafa went for his 7th French Open title Sunday and again this morning, and I was watching every point, my stitching ignored on my lap. But this afternoon I persevered, and here it is in all its glory. The colors look much richer in person. It will be a gorgeous pillow with the trims I have selected. I can't wait to see it finish/finished. Hooray!
This was fun to stitch, but it seemed to go on forever. My next home project is going to be a shorty. You'll see next week.
I have also been reading a young adult fantasy series by Kristin Cashore: Greyling; Fire; and Bitterblue. It is a delight and I'm already regretting speeding through the two and a half I have finished. Come on, Kristin, write another one quickly!