I've been working on my birthday exchange piece, so I have nothing to show. But I do need some advice: I think I made the thing I am making too big. So now I have to think about what to do about that. Okay, that's not just vague, it's unintelligible. It's just that my partner reads my blog. Oh, okay. I made a scissor fob but used 28 count fabric instead of 35 count. The original design was kind of big for a fob--but definitely meant for a fob--so now it's huge. Okay, not huge but...well...you'd never lose your scissors with this thing on it! I could just send a huge fob or I could make it into a very small pinkeep. And I'm growing later (not overdue, just...you know..TIME) and I think I should put a lot more in the package. I keep thinking of all these great things I could make but...you know...TIME. I just don't want the poor woman (I don't think I'm giving anything away there!) to feel cheated. Sigh. I have about a week before I have to have to send (and with my luck the mail will take forever because, is it bad to give a really big hint? I always have trouble when I send things to this place.) (Are you starting to feel like Encyclopedia Brown while you read this?)
I should finish up the Family Matters piece for my aunt tonight on the bus ride home. Though the new floss I got is quite a bit darker than the old floss. Fortunately, I am capricious when I stitch, so there's some of the new floss in several spots on the pattern. I'm hoping it blends. I'm so excited to do the finishing on this. It looks fabulous in my mind! I just wish I had about eight more hours in the day.