Sunday, August 25, 2013
Finally a finish! :D
I know it comes as a shock, but about 10 days ago, my husband took me camping. I must also state categorically and for the record, that I do NOT camp. My idea of camping for the weekend is checking into here and not ordering room service. Having to schlep down stairs to get food instead of ordering room service like a civilized person is my idea of 'roughing it'. That being said, it's taken my beloved husband 6.5 years to get me to agree to go camping. And how did he accomplish this minor miracle? By promising me indoor plumbing and the chance to see bears. What can I say? I am a sucker for bears. *Shrug*. Go figure.
The site of our first trip was Plumas-Eureka State Park in California. We had a nice time and even saw signs of early fall (YAY!!!). No bear sightings (awww!!!) but here are some of my favorite pictures that I took:
Little Jamison Falls:
Early signs of fall:
To commemorate the trip, I decided to stitch a camping themed piece. I dug around in my stash and I came up with Little House Needleworks' Tall Pines. I started in the car on the way to the campground and finished up earlier today. I would have posted a picture of the finish, but I had to bolt for the door to get to work :P.
At any rate, here is the finished piece, with the changes I made:
Design: Tall Pines
Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Fibers: Crescent Colours cotton floss in English Ivy and Garden Gate (substituted for DMC #712 - cream). DMC 434 (substituted for Crescent Colours Brandied Pears). The Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Buttercrunch (substituted for Weeks Dye Works Straw), Sarsaparilla (substituted for Crescent Colours La Tierra) and Mountain Mist.
Errata: Stitched one over one.
Welp, I need to go. Got some chores to do before I go to bed. Before I go, here is a picture of Doro, being 'helpful':
Hope everyone has a great week! :)