14 July 2010

More progress

Didn't get a lot done yesterday. I had to take my car in to get a tire replaced because I hit a curb on Sunday and took an impressively large chunk out of my tire. Someone was watching over me, because the thing didn't blow out on the way home, even crossing 3 sets of railroad tracks, but I haven't been driving since then. Yesterday, I went into town and had it fixed. I took my stitching, but I mostly read while waiting. $172 and 2 and a half hours later, I own a new tire. Once I replace the wheel cover (which was already damaged from my brother trying to get the car dug out back in December--it's plastic), which is not too expensive, I should be rolling pretty cute again.

I did get a little progress. I gave Mei Xiang her eye. I even stitched a little bit around it, but I realize I was off one row on the outside part, so took that out. It's amazing how just that eye shows me I've made progress.


Bridgette said...

I enjoy seeing your progress. I love when you add stitches and it makes the project seem more finished no matter how few they might be. Glad you got your tire fixed.

riona said...

I've never attempted to do a realistic wild life piece so I am watching your work with great interest ... all that careful shading must present its own kind of challenge. I remember when you stitched the lioness ... that was a very impressive piece as well.

Julie M said...

Eyes always seem to make a big difference in a cross stitch project. It's looking good!

Carol said...

She is really "coming to life," Rachel--wonderful job!

Pumpkin said...

I can see Momma panda now :o) Looking good!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls