I exasperate even myself, Yes it is true! Steven says that there are at least 4 different “Cyn’s” residing in his household, lol. I wouldn’t even dare to contradict him. Why?, you might ask. Simple, because I find myself of 3 minds just this morning. One, I know I have to keep cross stitching; Two, I am excited that the rain this week knocked all the leaves down and I want to get them raked up; Three, this cool weather gets me in the mood to bake. But, because I can’t seem to decide, I instead end up doing the one chore I hate. Scrubbing my kitchen cabinet! Don’t ask me how that happened, I think part of my Mom does reside in there and she hijacked one of me to do her bidding, LOL.
All laughing aside, it did help me. I was able to quiet all those distracting “Cyn’s” while scrubbing those cabinets! Who knew that those lousy household jobs had a purpose! It is funny how it didn’t stop there. I continued to wash the floor, wash the window, and clean the refrigerator. Whew, at least I wasn’t compelled to clean the bathrooms again, he he he.
The Grandma in me is now in control, back to stitching that stocking. There is one bit of advise I would give any beginner/new comer to cross stitching. Always, with out fail, outline your design as you go! I remember the first stocking I made. I cross stitched the whole project and then went back to detail and outline the pattern. Big mistake! by that time I was so tired of the project, thought I was done, and had trouble distinguishing some of the colors from one another. A nightmare that never seemed to end.
So now, I do all the detailing as I finish an area. I can see the design better, the colors are fresh in my mind. Most especially, I am really truly finished when I reach the end!
Well, off to make some progress. I am itching to start something new…… Cyn