The latest installment in my progress on Lemon Meringue Sampler. I really love this piece. Once I finish the three white flowers at the top, I will have the top half of the sampler finished, and will be moving on to the bottom half. The greens in this are really vibrant greens, not dark like you see here. Last night we watched the next Best Picture movie in our queue – The Lost Weekend. It is basically Leaving Las Vegas in black and white. I can’t say I loved it. It was not as bad as some of the movies we’ve seen, but also not nearly as good as some of those we’ve seen. I’m going to have to really get to it, if I want to finish watching all the Academy Award winners anytime in the near future, since I am only up to 1945 or so.
I am working hard at completing some things on my WIP list, as you may have noticed. I am, however, itching to start something new. So, to try to keep myself on track for now, I thought I would plan. I love planning, it is almost as good as list making. I may have mentioned previously that I love mermaids. For some reason though, I have only stitched one mermaid piece and that was my In the Pink pin (see my stitching album for photo). I am feeling the need this year to rectify this injustice. I must stitch a mermaid. So, I thought I would take suggestions since I am in my planning stage. Here’s a list of the mermaid charts I have…
Mermaid Treasure Box – Chatelaine (I actually have this one as a WIP)
Waiting for Neptune – HAED (Linda Ravenscroft)
Water ACEO QuickStitch – HAED (Sarah Butcher) (I have the fabric and floss ready to go)
Dark Waters – HAED (Selena Fenech)
Moon Mermaid – HAED (Selena Fenech)
Mermaids of the Deep Blue – Mirabilia
Mermaid of the Pearls – Mirabilia
Mermaid – Teresa Wentzler
Atlantis – White Willow Stitching (Selena Fenech)
Pacifica – White Willow Stitching (Monte Moore)
I have never stitched a Mirabilia nor have I stitched a HAED. So, let me know if any of these jump out to you as a must-stitch. I would love your suggestions! Also, if you know of other great mermaid charts to add to my collection – let me know!
I’m off to stitch a little on my lemons. As of yesterday I reached the plank bridge in my Walk to Rivendell.
I am grateful for great conversations over dinner with my husband.