Sunday, February 14, 2010

Frederick Update

Here is Frederick after another week of stitching - it's a little slow because of the black on black, and just in general the dark colors on dark fabric. But it's a pretty straight forward project. There are a few sections of blended threads, but nothing ugly. The only thing I've changed is I'm not using the gold metallic. I just don't have the patience for it - and I stitch to have fun, not to torture myself!!

Today is Valentines Day - we had a nice relaxing day. I woke up to find a little heart shaped cake with pink frosting and my name on it in red. It's only as big as one of those small clear plastic bakery containers, but it's super cute. It came with a very sweet romantic card. We went out to breakfast (which we usually do on weekends) to a place we really like that's not far from the house. I had my favorite thing they make (rotisserie chicken hash). We came home and relaxed and then we did Pick Up Stix for dinner - I think today is Chinese New Years, so we figured we'd bring it into our Valentines Day too!

Mike's going to take me out for a nice dinner on Tuesday - after he gets paid! We figured places would just be too crowded tonight, plus you usually have limited dinner options on holidays. This way we get to do what we want!!

Hope all is well with everyone - thanks for checking my blog, and thanks for all the comments!
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11 comments:

crossstitchbibs said...

Nice work on Frederick! Some day I would like to do him and Maggie the Messmaker. I actually like to stitch on black more than I like to stitch on white. I don't know about stitching black on black but can't be much worse than stitching white on white. Keep up the good work!

Miss 376 said...

Great progress

Emily said...

What a nice Valentine's. If the fabric is already black can't you just not stitch the black parts??

Debbie Jo said...

Frederick is coming along very nice! Sounds like you had a gerat day.

Jo said...

Frederick is looking great, don't blame you about the gold metallic, it can be a pain to stitch with.

Gabi said...

Frederick looks great. Black on black, don't you hate it? But it will look great in the end.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a terrific day and Frederick looks very nice.

Marl

Carolyn NC said...

Frederick looks wonderful!

Shelley said...

Fredrick is coming along wonderfully. I would definitely be taking my time with him also. Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Katrien said...

Frederick looks great.

MaryT said...

Frederic is really coming along. I have Too Pooped one of these days I will pull that one out.