Being iced in for a couple of days did a lot for my progress on Jean Scrimgeowr. I should have been making more scissor fobs and counting pins, but I just wanted to stitch. So...I did. Now I'm using the Super Bowl as an excuse to stitch. Actually, it's not an excuse. I will be watching the Super Bowl, but I have to have something to do at the same time. That's actually true whenever I watch TV, but especially during sporting events.
I'm really looking forward to this one, but it's gonna be a heartbreaker and a thrill at the same time. I'm a huge Peyton Manning fan and am so happy that he's had a successful season after such a scary injury. He's shown all the naysayers what he's really made of. I love the Seahawks and Russell Wilson. Russell played for my alma mater, NC State, before leading Wisconsin to the 2012 Rose Bowl. I'm so impressed with his leadership, as well as football skills.
I did want to point out a couple of interesting things about this sampler that I discovered this week. I love how Jean managed to squeeze her name in there by using elongated cross stitch.
And, once again, there are some anomalies in the motifs, probably due to Jean's inexperience. And I love the interesting choice of color for the outline of Adam and Eve.
I originally hoped to finish by March, but now I'm shooting for Valentine's Day. I can't believe how quickly it's moving along.