I'm ready to get rolling on this project - just please, don't let me anywhere near the water - let the mermaids have it all. I'm still bailing and pumping out the basement - going on week #3! I'm so sick of it and there's just no end in sight.
Anyway, I was at Elaine's yesterday - proof that she did start her mermaid project. She bought me some green fabric to try so I am reporting on that.... I have tried it.... going to go a little bit further but still not sure I can work with it - my eyes just can't seem to get a grip on the small stitching involved and especially since it is a darker fabric than I normally have used. But... I'm going to try and if I can't make a go of it I will just start over using my Aida cloth that I had originally thought to use. Sorry girls.... I'll have to leave the linen and small stitching to you.
So girls, you wanna see why I'm just getting started on our Xstitch mermaids? Here's a peek at my front and back to the purse I am making for the CQI Purse Contest? Since none of you are involved with the Group I can show it to you - no one is suppose to see our purses until after the voting on April 15th. Just have to put it together now... believe it or not there is close to 100 hours of CQing on these blocks and no telling how many hundreds of beads! My poor fingers!