Almost a quarter done with the blackwork portion of BFG! Yeah! It's going faster as I thought it would from the beginning of the week - I have found a rhythm that is working and so it's moving along pretty good at this point. I wanted to be 25% finished before I put it away for a couple of weeks and I'll be there after today's train ride. If I were smart I would continue to work on this while it's going well. I'll see what happens during my mini-break which starts tomorrow. Maybe even a couple of hours during the five days would be good.
I spent what free time I had last night before agility charting out my name in cursive for My Treasured Workstation. Part five is the signature portion and the hinge for the project. I'm glad I took the time to do my signature nicely because I can use it again in the future. I'll have to get a start on the stitching in the next couple of days because the final portion is available next weekend and it's the smallest stitching month of all. And then the finishing starts!
Katrina found me a picture of Topiary I - thanks Katrina, I don't know how I missed that kit section on the Hillside website. I can't even tell you how many times I've looked at the pictures and missed this every time. It's really cute so I sure hope I find it. I'd even be glad to trade for just the chart. I can find the star bead and make the bow if I have to. Actually the more I look at this the more I think I can just do it without a chart. I have the dimensions from the other three I own and what I can't see very well I can just make up. How hard can it be? :-)
As I mentioned earlier in the week, tomorrow starts a few days of vacation. I don't have to come back to work until next Tuesday. Five whole days of sleeping in. :-) I chatted with Drema yesterday and she put a package in the mail yesterday that includes the new Loose Feather #25 chart and from Cat's Wiskers, the Allysum Scissor Pocket with fabric (I didn't have any blue!), the Spring Fever biscornue (sp) and my Peacock Stitching Chair kit. I can't wait! I should get it on Friday. This will give me all day Thursday to work on my quilt without feeling that I can't play with my new stash. Drema also mentioned that she spoke with Lakeside Linens about the linen for CHS The Girls Series (32 count vintage autumn gold) and Quaker Study (35 count vintage autumn gold). I have all the charts and I'm just waiting for the linen. Lakeside is getting ready to start to dye the autumn gold and should be shipping in a couple of weeks. They have been working a huge project Birds of a Feather project and now are just getting to this.