11 January 2011

A pitiful start

For as hard as I worked on it, I didn't get a lot done on my Day 10 start. At least it doesn't feel like much. Those trees are tricky! I think that is my focus when I pick this up again. Get them finished, and then the rest should go relatively smoothly. I am stitching this on 14 count Aerial by PTP, an impossibly soft blue color.

Today's selection is "Pinto," by Jeannette Crews, from her book "Wild Horses." This is probably my favorite horse chart book--lots of things in it that I'd love to stitch. If you love horses, especially those of the untamed persuasion, this is a book that you should have in your stash. Now, it doesn't say it's a Chincoteague or Assateague pony (remember, the only difference is on what side of the fence they end up on Pony Penning Day, LOL), but it looks more like those ponies than any other kind of horse. So I'm using my artistic judgement. That pony is on a barrier island outside of the Maryland/Virginia line! Wherever he may really be from, he's the perfect start for today because they're calling for snow. Caesar and I are here, going to hunker down and hope it doesn't get too bad before Left-brain gets home tonight. I think I need to stitch something that reminds me of warm times past and future, don't you?

I hope everyone else in the storm's past is doing OK and is warm and safe. It's only 2 months and a week to Spring!


riona said...

Enjoy some snowy day stitching. Our snow is coming in overnight and into Wednesday morning ... so I am planning on doing the same tomorrow. I'll keep up with my challenge starts but also make time for a little sewing finishing and some time on my long-neglected BAP.

Kathy A. said...

I look forward to your Pinto progress! It sounds interesting and different.

Julie M said...

Glad you are looking ahead to spring! It can't come soon enough for me! Enjoy your day of stitching and I hope left brain arrives home safely.

Meari said...

Looks good so far, Rachel

Pumpkin said...

I'd say you made a good dent :o)

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