I think there is a very small light at the end of the tunnel...no wait, that's my Dazor ready and waiting for me to finish all those Queen stitches in the border!
But if you've been watching, you'll see that I've made significant progress in recent days. Geometric motifs are so much quicker because I can memorize the pattern. So I don't have to spend as much time looking at the chart and figuring out where I am. Plus doing an entire row of eyelets is easier than doing them one at a time in some kind of pattern. I stitch the top half all the way across the row and the bottom half on the return trip. That method also makes the eyelets themselves more consistently balanced. I don't have to worry that one side is bigger/tighter than the other, thus creating a lopsided eyelet. For some reason, when I stitch a complete eyelet, one side always ends up bigger than the other.
My friend, Donna, who owns my LNS, Angelwing Needlearts, called me the other day to tell me that Darlene O'Steen, of The Needles Prayse, had been in the shop that day. Apparently, Darlene and Chris are looking at property down in our area. Donna forgot to mention that I am working on one of my all-time favorite samplers, Virtue Outshines the Stars. I'm sure Darlene would get a kick out of know that I've finally gotten around to it. LOL I really wish I had been working that day. I haven't seen Darlene in years and would love to visit for a few minutes. I can only hope that she'll stop by another time.
On the needlework bling front, I had a request for 200 purple stitch markers for a 'knitting event' in mid-August. What a great opportunity to show my wares to some enthusiastic knitters. Each participant will get one in their kit! Thanks so much to Jen at WoolGirl. Here's a sampling.
Stop by TJBdesigns for a look at all my stitching accessories. You can never have enough stitch BLING!