Saturday I woke with a nasty cold. It wasn’t bad but progressively over the next few days, it got worse and worse.
My cold wasn’t so bad that I didn’t enjoy a few things but it did call me off of a visit I really wanted to make to see my niece Jody and a visit to see my blog reader Debbie. Instead of visiting I ended up in the chair in the living room cross stitching. I have to admit, although I missed the visits, I loved a chance to cross stitch over a period of a long time.
I finished my first piece of cross stitch in over 25 years.
You might remember that I was sad that cross stitch had become something I no longer did because of my failing eyesight. Then this fall Kelli and I went to the cross stitch shop in Osage, Iowa. Read that here if you missed it. Then I started using my my OttLite K94CP3 3-in-1 Adjustable-Height Craft Floor Lamp with Magnifier and Clip. At first when I used the lamp I ended up with a bit of dry eye…that’s no longer. I think my eyes have adjusted and I have learned to use it so that’s not a problem at all anymore.
I HIGHLY recommend the light for any small close work. It has changed my life in a VERY good way.
As we watched we checked out a few episodes of television. We finished off the next season of Longmire. We tried watching The Pinkertons-it was okay. We started watching Justified…that’s not bad. Being Karl was home we rented Magnificent Seven through Prime and like that lots. We also watched the last couple episodes of Bosch. We loved that. It’s a Prime original. I started watching that as it’s based on a book series I had read.
As you can see…that was a lot of cross stitching time for me and WAY more television than I ever watch. So much time that I also finished this….This one is small….
I love it. I can’t wait to get the two of them framed. Any advice on if JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby is the better place for that?
I even started another…this one. I’m hoping to finish it up before Valentines Day. I know it won’t be framed and finished by then but if it was stitched by then, that would be great.
I only have the word “Small” finished so far…well that’s not quite the truth.
I started in the middle with the word “with”. Then I realized that I did it in the wrong color. UGH.
I thought I would leave it. And just swap colors with the part that was suppose to be the green. Then I second guessed myself. I started the other lettering color to see what I thought.
UGH. I think I am going to end up ripping out the word “with”. It is supposed to be the tan color that is next to it. UGH. It’s really not a big deal -just tedious. Kayla thinks I should leave it. Be honest. Would you rip it out?
I missed seeing Jody and Debbie but I enjoyed myself in spite of being plagued with a head cold and being contagious.
So all of you who have had things framed….would you go with Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s?