Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks so much for your kind comments on Mr Stanley and his adventures here in Sf and Florida. If all goes as planned he will be winging his way home today.
Last nights stitching involved lots of frogging and my figuring out what exactly my problem was with this particular Cottage. I think after I took off quit a few bits that it was overcrowded. I removed the fence, two clouds and the sun. I also converted all the DMC Floss to over dyed choices to soften up the colour - now I am much happier about this month and have moved on to June. here is a snap...
I took about a dozen snaps of this and can't seem to get a decent shot - the flash bleaches out the colour something terrible, but you get the idea. I'll try over the weekend for a better shot in natural light. Here is a list of the floss' I used - with the recommended Floss choice coming first:
676 - WDW Whiskey
959 - CC Tyler Boy Blue
964 - WDW Aqua
3031 - CC Hickory Sticks
3806 - WDW Peony
CC Frog Legs - HSH Leapfrog
WDW Bright Leaf
White - DMC B5200
I kept the WDW Bright Leaf, I couldn't get any of the CC Frog Legs (it seems that everybody had run out), but I did have the HSH alternate Leapfrog in my stash. I kept the DMC B5200 White - as I have used it in the other Cottages. Here is an overall shot...
Sorry about the extra "wonk" to the shot, but you get the idea. For the June Cottage I have once again converted all the DMC's to over dyed, including the white..... and as I keep looking at the piece I am thinking about frogging out the fence in March......
I usually try and not get on my soap box often but yesterday I read an article on line that set my teeth on edge and got my dander up!!! Here is the ARTICLE - in a nutshell - an Ann Taylor store employee basically asked a shopper in an Ann Taylor store with a guide dog to leave the store as "dogs" weren't allowed in the store. Clearly she was with a guide dog and needed her to navigate and shop, but the employee was adamant and so she and her dog Cricket were asked to leave and they left. Becky, the shopper with dog, posted about it on her BLOG. The store issued some lame excuse ..... "that the reason she was asked to leave was the dog was off her harness" .... what ..... are they kidding!!! A guide dog is there to guide, hence would be in a harness.... a complete fabrication by the store to get out of a sticky situation. In this day and age an employee dealing with the public can't tell the difference between a guide dog and a dog on the loose!!!! What a commentary about the stores training and dealing with public. Now, I don't shop at Ann Taylor, but if I did I think this horrendous move by their employee and then by corporate would sour my perception for a good long time and I would do my shopping and spending elsewhere!!! Read the article and read Becky's posts about the incidents and the "apology." It's an eye opener for sure.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do come again... I'll be a little less caustic tomorrow!!!!