Well, Hi again.
I know I just dropped out of sight again for two weeks. Thank you to those who made more kind comments on my last post. Life has been a different kind of challenging these last few weeks, but estate things are moving forward and progress is being made. Never mind that I constantly feel like I'm trying to catch up. I think that's the nature of something like this.
The closing on my brother's house is scheduled for later this week. Looking forward to having that behind, but it's not without mixed feelings and thoughts. I'm telling myself to prepare to feel something I hadn't quite anticipated when that is done. Let's hope the feelings are mostly of the positive sort.
So the last time I was here, I was working on a cute-as-can-be bunny cross stitch. Well... As I was adding the final color I became deeply disappointed. It was obvious to me after I started it, that I had purchased a pattern off of Etsy where someone had changed the colors from the original, but I plugged on. When I printed it out, I noticed the seller called it a "vintage" pattern. I don't know what that means, or what she intends others to think that means. I have since found the same pattern sold by two other sellers online. It is in no way clear who the original designer is, or if any of the designs available are original. I was so frustrated at this realization, combined with the disappointing colors, I just put it away for now. Maybe forever.
I took a bit of a break and then decided to start May's Snowflower Diaries: Joyful World pattern:
Nearly finished, this one does not disappoint. I love the whimsy in these little monthly stitches. I will admit, though, to changing the cats' "called-for" colors. After digging through my stash of DMC floss I came up with a mottled gray cat and kitten. I think I've decided to turn this (and whatever of these designs I stitch) into a small pillow. I like the idea of working my way toward a bowlful of small pillows of various cross stitch designs. Knowing me, I may just about have enough pillows to fill a bowl (or basket) about the time the trend dies off. That's how I roll.
And that's a wrap! Thank you for stopping by! 😊