The center design on Ode's panel is complete!
I love, love, love the basket--simply stitched with cross stitches and straight stitches, but to great effect! I also love the darning pattern in the back which gives the center panel a wash of color without overpowering the motifs.
The only problem is that it ate up thread. I had oodles of all the other colors, but the pale green used here is down to about two strands. And I have three areas that are going to require a good bit of that shade. I think I can eke out enough for two areas, but not all three.
I believe, though, that I can substitute the other shade of green in the kit and the third motif will look just fine. Anyway, that's what I'm going to try.
I had plans to make masks today, but Dearly Beloved is in the middle of a reorganizing project that is involving my cookbooks, which means I need to be on call since his idea of the way to sort them does not jive with my idea of the way they should be sorted. For example, I like having the ones that I use the most all together rather than sorted alphabetically either by title or by author's name. We are not the Library of Congress. And, yes, I do need three editions of the Joy of Cooking and the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, since later editions have added information and because I know exactly where to find favorite recipes in earlier editions.
Actually, if he doesn't stop trying to organize my cookbooks and utensils, I may resort to threatening him with a wooden spoon--which he is also trying to organize!