Woo hoo.. have a happy dance on me! Americow is done!!!
Mind you I had to stay up until 2:30am to finish the other night (I believe that until I got to bed it's still "night." Once I awake if can commence with being "morning."). She's done. She's done. She's DONE!!!!! Wooo hooo. Finishing the cow somehow left me with this overwhelming desire to get back to work on the Halloween Fairy. She's sitting on the flooring pouting in my direction still stuck at the "I-think-I-figured-out-the-color-and-thread-changes" stage:
Heavens! I haven't worked on her since before Christmas. No wonder I'm having fairy withdrawls! lol
I've even made progress on Chris' Society RR --
Even more's done now but I had to make a trip for DMC500. Sigh. Yes, THE standard green was missing from my floss box, and I didn't have a spare skein in my overflow bag. Sigh. I did spend two nights winding bobbins and checkign suppies. Now, instead of having two large zippie bags of spare DMCs, I only have one moderately-sized one. Frankly I have a great sense of accomplishment from that. Pathetic, isn't it? lol
Finally, because I was a dork who left her stitching at home one day, I got some time in on HiH's Herbert who is my emergency office stitching --
I want to thank you all very, very much for helping me think through the needlepoint framing/matting dilemna. You're right, I really do need to mat it. At the moment I'm leaning (unadvisable so from a financial standpoint lol) to tripple matting -- white then blue (or pink) then white. We'll seee what ultimately looks good. Then again my sister has a stunning framer so I might turn the whole job over to her. Afterall, she should like her bday present, right? lol