i keep thinking it's monday morning since yesterday's day off felt like the weekend! i hope everyone had a fabulous july 4 holiday. we didn't do much here, watched some fireworks but they scared cricket, haha.
i managed to stitch on some projects and begin the process of pulling all my threads from mr. nutcracker to use for mrs. nutcracker.
i'm glad i saved most of my threads, i'm not sure i could have remembered them all! i made a shopping list for the ones that need reinforcements, as well as the areas that need new threads altogether.
i did some internet research yesterday and remembered ruth schmuff working on "poinsettia lady" (blog posting here) voila! i know what technique i will be using for my poinsettias!
i found a pretty brocade stitch that will be nice for the white portion of her dress. i'll have to experiment a little and make sure the different stitches for the purple and white portions of her dress complement each other.
the part i'm stuck on is her hair. traditionally ladies wore those beautiful hand woven gold filament "hair nets" under their hats (or in this case, crown). the area is not that large so i'm going to take my time thinking about how to best stitch her hair-do.
here's the current status of me lady. i'm using the leftovers in my stash from frederick, so they will match. i love how it's starting to take shape and can't wait to continue!
can't leave this guy out! finished the straps up yesterday morning.