My three days on "Mind Independent and Free" flew by. Well, they were occupied by many things. Like an eye exam. Have you ever tried to stitch while your pupils were dilated? I can't recommend it. It turns out I have a retinal schesis which is just a result of aging, and is probably nothing, despite the referral to the retinal specialist. (Did you know there was such a whatsit?) Since I am a drama queen, I lost an afternoon of stitching while contemplating a future of blindness. It is not unprecedented in my family. (Well blindness-ish, halfsight, whatever you want to call it.) What will I do when I can't stitch or read?
Then last night the dude needed my help wrapping a present for a departing colleague. I made a cute bag decorated with plaid ribbon and an orange sunflower. I stamped little tags for each gift (he made funny explanations for each gift) and a matching card (which ended up not being needed). I should have taken a picture. Anyway, you can see how stitching time gets eaten away.
Here's where we were with this project in July:
I had hoped to start the motifs below the "bargello" but I am pleased to have made it through this section. It was pretty solidly stitched.