Do not attempt to start a new project when a sinus infection is beginning to hit you! I began stitching too far down on the fabric and as I was finishing the N, I realized my mistake. So I ripped out the stitches and put it down for the night. The next day I counted more carefully and began again . . . got to about the same point and realized I was off the center mark one stitch. Normally that wouldn't be much of a biggy, but on this design it is. So I ripped it out again! Last night, I began again and successfully placed all the letters properly. Yay! This is Winter Banner by Victoria Sampler from an exclusive cyberclass I did early last year. I'm stitching it on platinum cashel linen with Rainbow Gallery Splendor silk and Waterlilies in Cherry Cordial.
I thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts for my DFIL! He is continuing to do better and has been moved to the general medical floor. Gary talked to him on the phone for a long time yesterday and said he sounds 1000 percent better.
After using my computer yesterday, it became painfully obvious that the hard drive must be reformatted and all the software reinstalled. So DS Geoff has been put on the job! But all my homeschooling info and my other stuff has been safely copied. I'll be good to go again soon. And if not, maybe I'll have to put a little pressure on DH for a new laptop. Geoff bought himself one a couple of weeks ago and I've been trying very hard not to covet it, lol!
Yesterday was a day off, so I slept in till 8:30 a.m. After lunch, Kirsten had a play date with a new friend from homeschool p.e. I drove her over and ended up staying and enjoying a wonderful afternoon with the Fairchilds. Then I made my family a dinner they enjoyed (!) and stitched the evening away watching movies on the new movie channels we have on cable now. So much indulgence!! It was a wonderful day, lol!