I am still recovering from my weekend in the desert…. I think I might be getting too old to go camping… do you think DH will think that is a valid excuse? Considering all the couples we went with last weekend were 10 years older than us… maybe he won’t…. 🙂
Anyway, when I go I always bring something along to stitch, either hexies or a stitchery. I do enjoy sitting around the campfire chatting and stitching…
Last week I traced out two stitcheries that DD Elizabeth drew for me. And then, of course, I realized I didn’t have any DMC with me. None. Nada. That was the same day I needed ties for my aprons, so off to the notions shop I went.
Now something I need to explain is that this is probably the last country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. So we need someone to take us. It costs a minimum of $20 a trip, therefore, when I do get someone to take me, I like to make the most of my taxi fare!
Which is why when I went to the notions shop I told the guys that I wanted one of each color of DMC that they had….
In case you are wondering, 402 DMC colors looks like this:
Aren’t they pretty?
And yes, it was a bit much to fork out in one go, but now I won’t need to go pay more taxi fares just to get DMC… It’s also a good thing I am teaching some classes soon so that I can recoup the money:)
On the weekend I decided to work on one of the unfinished aprons. I didn’t finish it last week because it is a very plain one and I wanted to do some chicken scratch on it.
As you can see both the apron and the thread I chose are very light. After working with bright pinwheels, I wanted something light and soothing…
That’s all I have done so far, and do you know what? I’ve nearly used the whole thing of floss… ugh… which means I will need to put it on the list so that next time I am in the neighborhood of the DMC shop I can get a replacement. I refuse to pay $20 to go and get one thread.
See why I bought the lot?
I didn’t get to starting on the stitcheries, but I chose the threads and will start winding them on cardboard in the evenings…
….and I will take them on a trip with me next weekend…… not telling you where yet… it’s a surprise 🙂 Suffice to say, the toilet will not look like this:
I do like real toilets….. instead of holes in the sand… don’t you?
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