Actually, as I was packing for my expedition to Salty Yarns, Dearly Beloved asked (somewhat plaintively), "You are going to get to stitch while you're gone, aren't you? I think that will put you in a better mood."
Obviously the stress-relieving qualities of time spent with needle in hand cannot be overstated.
Anyway, Baby Girl and I took off for Ocean City for a relaxing week-end. She wandered around on the beach and boardwalk. I took another lovely class with Jackie du Plessis.
This is what I hope to eventually approximate:
It is called Tsubaki and the picture does not do it justice.
This is what I managed to stitch:
On the bottom are the pieces for the scissors fob. On top are the first two outlines for what will become the thimble cozy.
Now, what I'd love to tell you is that I am going to work on this project until it is completely done.
Not so much.
Because the materials for Mary Otter are staring at me and I am going to put a stitch or two into that first. Actually, the plan is to work on Mary in the evenings and Tsubaki on the week-ends.
And we'll see which one gets to the finish line first.
(As usual, the hospitality at Salty Yarns and the Lankford Hotel were unsurpassed. It's become my favorite venue for classes.)