This is Sentimental Hearts by The Sweetheart Tree. It's done on 32-count antique white Belfast with DMC floss and perle cotton. There will also be beads and paillettes to add a bit of sparkle. I am debating whether to add the happy couple's names or a saying with their names painted on the mat. I will need to make changes to the pattern either way, but have a bit before I get to the must-make-a-decision part of the piece.
I am still not in my usual rotation rhythm, but I did get a bit done on Santa and the Mouse. It was here when you last saw it:
On Friday, I got it to here:
This morning, The Sampler Life's SAL went from here:
I cannot believe that this small piece is taking me so long to finish. I'm going to hazard a guess and say I am "just not that into it" so I'm not putting in the effort. Hopefully now that I have a very good base in, I'll settle in and get this finished.
Not much stitching is going to happen this week. I'm off to Nashville tomorrow for a training session (I'm giving not taking), so long hours standing, talking and, worst of all, being "on" add up to being too beat by the end of the day to do much more than stare at the hotel walls. One hint as to how much I am really not looking forward to this trip is that it is now 8:15 PM and I have not started packing. Oh well, I'm going to finish this post, a chapter in my book and then I'll be upset that I left my favorite and most comfortable black shoes in the office.