Sunday, December 12, 2010
Stitching at Second Cup
My daughter had an exam - apparently weekend exams are not uncommon now - and a few weeks ago I had volunteered to drive her. At first I thought I'll do a bit of shopping, but as this day approached the idea of searching for a parking spot and then fighting the crowds, made me cringe at the thought. So what else to do? I have been wanting to continue my "Cottage Garden" sampler by Thea Dueck for quite a while, but never found the time. So I packed my portable light, bought myself a coffee, and stitched - thoroughly enjoying myself. Along with an electric fireplace, the Second Cup also had some wonderful music selections. One set was a Caribbean mix, making me think back to a wonderful vacation we spent in the Dominican Republic.
I never manage this at home, and maybe the "at home" is my mistake. So this is my advice for today - grab your stitching and leave home. Find yourself a nice spot in the local Second Cup, Starbucks, or McCafe and stitch. You may even meet other stitchers.
This is how far I got. I managed to finish the cottage roof, and another 3 and a bit rows. The hardanger I'm going to finish when I take my linen off the frame. I needle weave nicer when I'm holding it in hand.