Thursday, February 4, 2010
Do You Ever Feel Guilty
While stitching, I realized two things. First, this is going to take me a lot longer to finish than I thought it would. The cat was relatively easy to stitch; lots of blocks of similar colors and easy to stitch wool thread. The background is all Gloriana Princess Perle. Lots of confetti stitching and the thread is harder to pull when there is a lot of thread on the back of the canvas. Second, even though I bought two skeins of Granny Smith perle for the medium green of the background, I am going to run out of thread. I guess I wasn't thinking about how much 10 yards of perle would cover. I am so used to using stranded cotton or silk that I forgot that perle isn't separable. Ten yard is just ten yards. At least it is a variable thread, so even if I can't match the dye lot exactly, I hope other skeins will still come close.
For all the kind people who left comments on my blogoversary post, THANK YOU! I've added some new blogs to my Google Reader. I am feeling better over the past two days, but I have a bunch of things that I need to catch up with. Should I put Angel Cat away for a while and bring back Tranquility (The Shells) as I promised myself I would do? Or will I just continue with Angel Cat and wait until I have plenty of stitching time in Maui starting the 14th for Tranquility (The Shells). (I think the cat is going to stay in rotation until we leave.)