Our sampler guild is going to have a workshop with Betsy Morgan, stitching her casket design, in the spring of next year.
I agreed to be one of the stitching leaders. I may have mentioned this before.
Even though the part I'm to teach won't happen until January, I had sort of thought I might want to finish the stitching part this summer. And I started. I have proof. On this blog.
Then I got distracted by other things. And the Olympics.
All of a sudden, it's August. I need to get cracking.
So this is what I managed to do last night, even with the Olympics on.
I'm still stitching parts with the scroll frames held horizontally and parts with them held vertically.
Betsy uses a variety of birds, beasts, and bugs for the slanted parts of the top of her casket design. I'm not so much into critters, so I'm looking for other things. I have already proclaimed that this is my casket by putting my initials on the top. Now I just have to find other motifs I prefer for those other areas. At the moment I have not a clue.
I also need to continue working on filling in the framework for Jackie duP's Remember Me. It is, to be as diplomatic as possible, just a tad boring to stitch, so much so that I was strongly considering doing some housework instead of stitching. I still need to do the housework, just to keep the Health Department at bay and to maintain some semblance of self-respect, so I'm giving each endeavor a set period of time per day until Remember Me is finished.
Sadly, the housework never is.