Now on to a ton of backstitching and french knots. I completed the crosses by simply sitting down and stitching until they were all done. Not pleasant stitching, but necessary. I actually took this picture last Wednesday, so I can say there is more progress since then, but I am not going to post another picture until I am completely done. I also have some progress on Three Gables; more roof and more windows. I won't stitch on Three Gables again until A Gift of Love is done.
Most of my time is still involved in thinking about and organizing things for THE House. On Wednesday we went to the International Builders' Show at the convention center in Las Vegas. We borrowed passes from a contractor who wants to build the house. We could not see all the exhibits in a day, but we did see some awesome fireplaces, torches, and a tankless water heating system that I am sold on. We also saw some twelve foot tall curved sliding windows that I loved, but are probably not practical. That's the downside of deciding. Yes, there are dozens of cool things I would love to have, but eventually you have to be practical and consistant. There are lots of different styles that I like, but a house has to be consistant. An English country bedroom would look pretty out of place in a contemporary house. Some things I will just have to admire without owning.
We also decided to bring our San Francisco architect here to Las Vegas for a day (this coming Thursday), so while James is in San Francisco, I am trying to organize all the books and boxes piled up in the back hallway. Stitching will have to take second place until this house is a bit more presentable. I hope everyone had a good weekend.