Ever had something happen to you that at first glance you are really annoyed/disappointed/pissed off about but when you've taken a second look at it, it actually turns out to be a good thing? Case in point, Charter Communications cable tv. Turns out that in order to 'improve service', they've taken out all of the non digital tv stations and replaced them with HD ones. Now, normally, this wouldn't cause such a fuss, however, I am a HUGE fan of Create TV, which, you guessed it, is not a digital channel. DH and I do not watch a whole lot of TV as it is, so this was frustrating, disappointing, and ultimately, it pissed me off. However, as I got to thinking about it, this left me thinking that this is in the end game, a lot better for me. I have some projects planned of the non-stitching variety and have a few things in the works, at the moment. Now, I can spend more time on those, and naturally my stitching, rather than casting about trying to find something 'decent' on tv to watch. We have a Samsung Smart TV and a Netflix account if I truly need background tv noise.
At any rate, I've made some progress on my Letters from Nora Letter Q (now Letter O). I think it's coming along nicely, although, it still looks like the The Blob. I am hoping to get more done to where it starts coming together at least. Here's progress pics from last time and one I took just now:
Design: Letters from Nora Letter Q (now Letter O)
Designer: Nora Corbett
Fabric Used: 28 count Cashel linen in Minty Green Opalescent
Fibers Used: Crescent Colours cotton floss in Argyle Socks, Cloud, Cobbled Peach, Heatherleigh, Hickory Sticks, Hydrangea, La Tierra, Vintage Violet, Wisconsin Woods. Kreinik (#4) Braid in Blue Merengue #3514. Mill Hill glass seed beads in #00252 Iris, size 11/0 2.5 MM, Crystal Treasures #13063 Champagne Fuchsia rondeles size 4 MM, and Petite Seed Beads in #42027 Champagne, Size 15/0 2.0 MM.
Stitcher's Notes: XXII Winter Olympics project. Letter Q substituted for Letter O. Will leave the 'tail' of the Q off of the design. My LNS did not have letter O in stock, however, I liked the letter Q better anyway so it all worked out! :)