Finally, some photos of my progress. I have finished the water, & the sky, and three of the four borders. The last border, which will be the rice stitch, I am saving for last, as it will be the most fun and will make this canvas just so stunning.
The rocks are coming along. I put in quite a bit of time yesterday; it was dreadfully hot, just too hot to leave the house. My husband was at a Yankee game, my daughter was doing her own thing---was I alone? Really? Just me and the laundry? So I plugged my ipod into my speakers, turned on Stuart Woods' latest book, Lucid Intervals, & stitched away on the rocks. Once the rocks are done I have about 6 shades of boucle for the bushes, with some pretty yellow & white ribbon for the tiny flowers....some french knots are in all likelihood in my future.
Cara helped me take today's photos. She's giving me a piece of her mind right now, as she really wants to be held & I am just insisting on posting to this blog. Honestly! She certainly sympathizes with Stewey.