Unforeseen three-day weekend!

On Friday my only class for that day was canceled so I got a surprise three-day weekend. I turned it into a cross stitching marathon.

First, I got all my DMC and Anchor floss wound up on bobbins. It’s so much better now to have it all wound up and ready for use. I sure have bought a lot of threads in the past few months!

When I got my thread organized I started getting some new projects set up. I collected all my colors I needed for yet another Joan Elliott design, which is called “Dragon of the Mountain.” It is one of three Chinese dragons in her book Magical Cross Stitch. The other two, which I plan on making in the future, are “Dragon of the Sea” and “Dragon of the Clouds.” I am especially excited to start this one soon, – although I still haven’t actually begun stitching – because it calls for Kreinik metallic threads. When I want to get going on it, though, it’ll be all prepped to just take it out of its tote bag and start making little X’s on the fabric I cut for it.

I also got stitching on my “Autumn Biscornu” and I am having so much fun with it I can’t stop working on it. Here’s my progress so far:

Photo Nov 26, 18 47 58

It doesn’t look like much right now because the backstitching is what makes this design truly special and makes the leaves look like leaves. Also, I love using multi-colored thread. It makes the project so much easier to stitch up.

And so it’s back to work on Monday!

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13 thoughts on “Unforeseen three-day weekend!

    • tonymarkp November 26, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you. It’s so much fun work on!

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    • tonymarkp November 26, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks! I love my job, but I had lots of fun this weekend!

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  1. claire93 November 26, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    that must have made a nice change to have Friday off, but you won’t want that to happen too often ^^

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    • tonymarkp November 26, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Nope! You’re right!

      Like

    • tonymarkp November 27, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Rebecca!

      Like

  2. Kate November 28, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I’m excited to see how this turns out, it looks great already!

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    • tonymarkp November 29, 2017 / 12:06 am

      Thank you! I am, too. It’s so darn cute.

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  3. mainepaperpusher November 29, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Dragons? He said dragons!! I love dragons! I cannot wait to see that design. Do it first…do it first…do it first…. My not so subliminal coaxing! 😉

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