As I was finishing the very last motif - the flower at the bottom right - I realized that I had miscounted its placement by two stitches. Yup. TWO. And the border? It's exactly two stitches away from that last flower. I mean, if the flower had been stitched correctly. So I either had to rip out the flower to accommodate the border, or just skip the border.
I'm not ripping. Nope. I'm liking it just as it is.
|Live Love Laugh, by La D Da|
I used two strands of Belle Soie silks in Old Crow, Poison Apple and Herb Garden. The fabric is PTP's Heritage 28 ct. Cashel linen.
It's been a topsy turvy week. My MIL came home from the hospital after knee replacement surgery. We had thought she was going to progressive care and would stay there for at least a couple of weeks, but no - they sent her home. You know what floors me? She's 83 (maybe 84?) and they discharged her without one word to Dave or me. She obviously needs some help every day, and without asking, how did they know what she was going home to? She's very sharp, but still....I'm kind of shocked. Most - no, all - of the helping part has fallen to me, but suppose I wasn't around? Suppose my work wasn't so flexible? I really can't understand why they didn't talk to Dave or me first.
Long story short - I've been spending a lot of time over at her house.
DS has just come back from an interview and "recruiting" weekend at a school down south. I don't see why the call it a recruiting weekend - they made it clear that everyone who had been invited wasn't necessarily admitted to the PhD program. He had a nice time - made it through eight interviews - and is keeping his fingers crossed. Me, too. His grades are good. Not stellar, but good. He spent all of his summers working really hard at internships and I know they gave him very good recommendations, so....we'll just wait and see. And obviously that's been weighing heavily on my mind all week.
I'm getting ready for another stitching weekend - the one that I was supposed to go to last year but didn't because it was canceled when we got - like - 3 feet of snow. More on that later in the week.
So, till next time!