Waiting. . . .
It is mid-morning on Friday. The vacuuming is done, the laundry started. No grocery shopping til this afternoon- I've delegated planning dinner to Shannon. And right now, she has Shiloh off to the vet for some shots.
I am waiting for the phone call and picture from my son Sean that all has gone well, Marly is fine, and baby Michelle is safely delivered and healthy. They are at the hospital for the scheduled delivery- big baby + small mom= C section, something with which I have no personal experience. They figure she'll be born about 1 pm Florida time, if the hospital and doctor are on schedule.
I would have loved to be there for this, but when I bought my (nonrefundable, nonchangeable) plane tickets, the baby wasn't supposed to be here for another couple of weeks. All that changed in the last month- so I leave for Tampa on Oct. 7, and will be there the rest of the month.
In the meantime, I am working on the 6 X 9 piece, which is all by hand. It has gone really quickly, getting it done this weekend won't be a problem. Here's what I started out with--
Just a little bit of seed stitching, however, made me realize that the hand stitching would just get lost on this fabric. So I found a piece of black sateen that I'd discharged, and used that. Here it is with the first layer of stitching. yes, I added some colors- I decided I needed a zinger, and since all the colors were warm, went with a cool but intense turquoise pearl cotton I'd dyed for 'Out of the Blue.'
Here's the link to the inspiration image. It's a microscopic image of some Australian ginger beer- sounds yummy to me!
So, I stitch and wait. This will probably be a multi-post day!