Happy WOYWW day, fellow bloghoppers! All the usual deets are over here at the fabulous Mrs Dunnit's blog, if you have no idea what I'm talking about. Not sure any random humans stop by any more, but heigh ho!
So, the desk this week looks much the same as last week. I've not touched it at all. So much so, I’ll just insert last week’s photo! LOL
But, that's cos we're still on stitchy duty with Siren's Lament :
And oh, woe was me on Monday night! It had all been going along swimmingly, and then.... this....
Two near identical symbols (asterisk and sun) which despite a good light and a pair of magnifying readers, I got muddled up with.
So I frogged some stitches - fortunately not many - and tried again, and made the same mistake but in a slightly different place and fewer stitches this time. Definitely said "fudge it" a few times - and decided I actually would and no-one would notice if three stitches were steel grey instead of grey-green.
After that I dusted off my tablet, and loaded the charts into Pattern Keeper - a mysterious but genius app that allows you to zoom in, and pan, and highlight and mark off and KEEPS COUNT FOR YOU. Oh happy day! Wonder of wonders... It's been sat on my tablet for a good year, and I've been a bit "pish! old school! not cross stitch if you don't mark off in pencil on a paper chart!" since getting it and hadn't tried it. Tonight I spent a few minutes marking off the 4,265 stitches (go me) already completed (didn't take as long as I feared it would), and tomorrow I'm ready to embark into 21st century stitching. What an idiot not to have done it sooner!
Christmas Moose is looking a little pathetic by comparison - but he has received some love this week:
As has Dracula. Nearly done!
I'm joining in with some other stitchers on March Mayhem, where we pick something a bit crazy to do during March. Some are only working on WIPS, some are playing WIPGO (like bingo, but with works in progress), others are starting a new project every day. Me, I'm going to work on my Mill Hill Kit Mountain - I have 16 small ornament kits and they keep multiplying, so I'm determined to bring that number down. More on that come March!
In the meantime - keep well, keep smiling, do your very best to keep sane, and.....