Admit it. That is THE CUTEST checkers set you have ever seen. I found this photo on Flickr and now I think I need a checkers set made up of little red and yellow apples. So sweet! Anyway, I was looking for photos of checkers because when I was little my dad and I used to play checkers a lot. I’d been thinking about that because my neice is now into Chinese checkers. But, when my dad and I used to play, I would get the biggest thrill out of making it to the other side and yelling “King Me!”. What fun.
And it appears my love of being royalty has not lessened. Like Paulette, I also have a thing for crowns. Apparently, my Secret Stitcher figured this out. Look what I got…a Kelmscott Needleminder…with a crown!!
It goes well with the three crowns on my ATS. (Oh, and if you scroll back down a post to look at Dorothy’s Garden, there are two crowns there too!) I had a migraine a good portion of last weekend, so I didn’t get as much done on ATS as I would have liked. But, you can see I finished the angel’s dress, stitched her wings (no backstitching yet), and then started to move on to that little guy on the right. Well, darn it, my crown is in the wrong place. So, I’ll be frogging him and his crown out this weekend. Rather than start that process Sunday night, I just worked on putting in some motifs. I am sooooo glad I have a list of things to watch out for, no idea where it came from, but those symbols for some of the colors are almost identical. I would have really messed that up. So, thanks to whoever writes down these cautions!
I really do love stitching on ATS, and I can’t wait to get back to it. Of course, during the week I try to put a few stitches in on my smaller pieces. So, I whipped out Mele Kalikimaka again…yes, more sky to fill in.
I love this piece, but like I said in my last post, I can only do so much over one at a time. So, it’s slowly getting a little bit filled in at a time. Here’s a scan of the finished item, in case you’re curious what it’s supposed to look like. It’s itty bitty, even though it looks big in this scan. It’s only about 3 inches square maybe.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to. I’m hoping for lots of stitching this weekend!!
I’m grateful for my new crown.