Week 5 of the Cross Stitch Project

img_4261Well, this week was kind of a bust.

Thanks to the fact that I was staring a deadline square in the face plus trying to finish Absence of Intellect, the sampler barely moved at all this week. A billion more important things kept coming up and I spent days repeating my mantra: I’ll work on it a little later. As soon as I finish [x, y, z] I’ll work on the penguin.

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After the exhausting rush to finish the snail after the triathlon last week, I dropped the sampler off in Amanda’s mailbox and was rewarded on Tuesday with this cute little snowman. She used a lot of negative space in this one and while it is adorable, I can’t bring myself to do the same. I like things that are filled in, so it looks almost quilty.

This is my little penguin. I intended to try and create a little toast and jam pattern because I couldn’t find any tiny ones, but it was easier said than done and everything started rushing in at me so I gave up and went with the cute little penguin. He looks easy enough but I was up until 1:30 finishing him after getting all my ducks in a row for next week’s release of Search for Sam. Not sure what kind of little creature I’m doing next but the sampler is drawing to a close and Amanda’s turn to pick the theme is next. I’m excited but worried. She’s talking 18 count and I’m terrified.

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