Well, mission accomplished. I have "new" hair-- and it turned out pretty darn nice too. Blessings to brilliant hair sytlists everywhere!
Other than hair and cleaning and scrubbing and tennis viewing and videos and DVDs, here's what I accomplished:
I only did the backstitching on this one. My buddy Diane did the butterfly but was feeling skittish of all the bsing. I actually enjoyed it. Shhhh, bs patterns everywhere might start wandering towards me.
This specialty-stitch tree is from Gift of Stitching magazine. I'm not going to mention the designer, because I prefer to think that this was an abberation for her, but OMG this pattern was TERRIBLE. I think it ended up that 2 of the rows were charted completely wrong as compared to the model, another row was charted with an impossible to stitch order of stitches, the "numbering" on the legs of each stitch were unreadable, and the only instructions accompanying the chart were for finishing not stitching. In short, it sucked.
And another Charland wobbly tree -- apparently they wobble while I picture them because thay always turn out blurry:
And, finally, for dear old Mona -- look what's coming to the Pals ornie exhange:
Ok, I'm back to packing and double checking the house. I'm soon to be off on my train with an audio book and my stitching. Hee heee. Maybe another ornie by tomorrow? Wish me luck!