Yesterday I celebrated my 49th birthday! Wow, where does the time go? I celebrated by stitching all day in my jammies 🙂 Here is what I worked on:
I know it doesn’t look like much, but I did a lot of confetti stitching yesterday. Once I finish a bit more greenery, I can move on to adding to her tail. Here is another photo along with the pattern of how she will look when I am finished; I am stitching her sideways as she is wider than my scroll frame.
I am stitching her on 16 ct Feather Blue Aida. And I have to tell you that I have had a time with this fabric. On the back along the bottom rod, I got this stain. WTH? I’m thinking I must have picked her up one day to put a few stitches in while wearing my black jeans. Some of the dye must have rubbed onto the fabric while on my lap. I’ve washed those jeans about 7 or 8 times now and the dye still seems to be coming off. So, I took her off the scroll, washed mainly the bottom half and removed the stain. The next morning I could see water lines where I only washed up to! AAAACk! So I ended up having to wash her 2 more times. Yesterday morning she looked good as new and I was able to continue stitching on her. I thought I was going to have to pitch her and start over. I already had a new fabric picked out for her, too. I will keep that fabric in mind for a future mermaid. I would love to get this one finished in about a month. The word out in the blogging world is that Nora Corbett is releasing a new mermaid on February 15 and I would love to be able to have Emerald finished before I start a new mermaid. I doubt that I can finish her in a month as I am not that fast of a stitcher, but it is good to have goals, right?