Even though I retrieved my wayward chart from my coffee table, I decided to continue with the border on Ms. Fred. There is something to be said for mindless stitching at 6:00am. :-) I might even put in some more of the black lines that go around the diamonds. Now that is totally mindless. :-) But it has to be done at some point so it might as well be now.
I have in hand all my Laura J. Perin American Quilt Collection counted needlepoint patterns that I need for my six Christmas presents. I ended up with: State Fair, Toad in a Puddle, Ocean Waves, Hide 'N Seek, Falling Leaves and Cluster of Lilies. They all have a finished count of around 168 x 168 and the ones that don't I'll make it so. ;-) And I have purchased the variegated thread that each one requires plus the 24 count congress cloth that I'm using. Now I need to order the #8 DMC for each one. Then I NEED to get going or else I'll never finish all six before December. And I must not forget that I need to order all six boxes that I'm using to finish them. And it's almost May! I was going to do one every two months and I'm falling more and more behind every day. But I should be able to work on them on the train, that was mostly the reason I'm doing them on congress cloth rather than 18 count canvas. I can get them on a 12" frame and that should fit into my stitching bag.