I need to have a lot of finishes this year so I can sign them MMX. I am especially looking forward to 2030 (MMXXX, racy!).
I (almost) finished this at the library's morning craft circle today. Let me tell you the daytime craft circle has a much different feel from the evening craft circle. I was one of the young ones at evening craft circle, true, but these ladies, though delightful, are wicked old. (There were a few who wouldn't appreciate that, I'm sure.) There was another young woman there, but she's moving in a couple of weeks, of course. Why can't I make a stitching friend (from my hood) who's under 80? Okay, 60. Anyway, I'm bringing olives and cherry tomatoes for the going away salad bar, which means I'll attend for another two weeks at least.
All that talk of salad put me in the mood for a grilled Swiss on rye from Minella's. A woman at the counter and the waitress were talking about the wedding of the waitress's daughter. The woman turned to me and said she hoped her daughter eloped, then asked if I was married. She was shocked when I said yes because she "thought I was one of the college kids." (Minella's is near Villanova and Rosemont College and Harcum College and Bryn Mawr College and...you get the idea.) Her eyes must be bad because I have half inch roots that are silver. Anyway, it's a blessing and a curse. We did have a nice conversation though, which was a bonus.
Spot Sampler II
36 ct Meadow Rue, Lakeside Linen
NPI silks in jade (originally called for the crosses to be stitched in gold but I decided, nonbeliever that I am, that they shouldn't stand out any more than necessary)