More seed stitches, more chain stitches.
There wasn't enough of the gold tambour thread in the kit to do all the chains, so I had to wait for an order to arrive. I'm very happy to get that part finished--and the rest of the seeding for the leaves and bud just took time to do. I have more seeding to do on the flowers, and this motif will be done. We are supposed to stitch some silver plate down around the flower to mimic the look of cloth of silver. I've decided that I like the way the shape of this and the goldwork motif mirror each other, so I'm leaving that step out.
Actually, I had planned to do this Tuesday, but as it turns out, I haven't picked up a needle for two days.
Tuesday I had lunch planned with a friend. It was great to get together again and the conversation was lively. However, I went home with a headache (too much sodium or MSG--do they even still use MSG? but that's what it felt like--and a very hot walk to the car in the midday sun--the only spot available was about two states away). The upshot was that I spent the afternoon sipping cold water instead of stitching.
Then yesterday, Dearly Beloved took a tumble, which resulted in a trip to the doctor's and X-rays. He has a bruise in a very interesting place and the way he landed resulted in a sprained shoulder. He is stiff and sore, but is recovering--in fact, he insisted that I go to EGA last night. But again, no stitching.
Tomorrow we visit Mother. This social whirl . . . oh, well, I'll be back in my regular
rut routine next week!