Sunday, August 1, 2010

Closing In

Finally - some progress this weekend on the Groom. It was a long, hard week on all fronts last week and by day's end there wasn't a lot of energy to devote to my stitching. But, I tried to make up for it on Saturday and Sunday. As you can see, I've moved on to the double wedding ring background for the Groom.

Once I got past the early frustration of the green background behind the skulls, the bottom border moved along quickly. Our little friend, Rhett, didn't take too long to complete nor did the cane. It shouldn't take too long to finish the background and the tattered shreds of the coat. Hopefully by mid-week my Groom can join his Bridezilla as they wait for their turn to go to the finisher.

Late this week, the next stitch guide and threads arrived for the Haunted House from Amy's. You haven't seen any photos of my house but I'll post some later in the week.  I have done so little on this project in the last couple of months. I like the project a lot, but it's just so large! Maybe I can be more diligent in my work on it this month. Amy has some wonderful stitches with great effects planned for us in this installment. A little surprise was included in the shipment this month - a handy, pop-up fan with Amy's logo. Thanks, Amy!

Speaking of Amy's, their August newsletter had lots of fun things to read about. Robin, you do such a great job putting that together every month. I know it's a lot of work! I enjoyed reading about Jill's phone conversation with Barbara Bush. I know she received excellent service as we all do from everyone at Amy's and I hope she will be a frequent customer for them. Also, it was great to see the Dr. Acula canvas. It's a given that Amy will wow us with what she has planned for him. 

Time to get back to the double wedding rings. Have a good week, everyone! How can it already be August?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melinda,

    The Groom looks great. You should get him done in no time now. I cannot wait to get back to the Halloweenies. Amy has done such an amazing job on them. Beautiful stitching as always.