I finished Lesson 3 for the Crewel Confidence GCC. Just 1 lesson left!
The three little round flowers with yellow centers and the two leaves with them are made with detached buttonhole stitch. They were fun to make. The yellow centers are french knots, and they were a pain to make. :o) My french knots are not consistent. One out of five will be very pretty. I use french knots a lot in my stitching, though. You think I would be better at making them.
These little flowers were my favorite to make. They are whipped spider stitch, and I love the way this stitch looks. The colors blend together nicely too.
Yesterday Mark, Cynthia, and I went to Pagan Pride Day to hear Dr. Dan Capper speak. He is a religion professer at USM, and he practices Tibetan Buddhism. He spoke on religious diversity in the United States, which we don't see too much of here in Mississippi. It was a very interesting talk. Then the audience started talking about all the trouble they had experienced from coming out of the broom closet, which although true, I wasn't interested in hearing about. I would have liked to stay for the drumming and ritual too, but poor Mark's ankles were hurting him from the long day he had on Saturday.
I am starting my (starvation) diet today. I really would like to drop 30 pounds by the time seminar is here. Mainly because I want to buy a pretty red dress, and that is hard to find in the size I am in right now. I am planning on going to water aerobics this afternoon too, provided we don't get an afternoon thunder-shower.
I am off to work now. I am determined to have a GOOD Monday. :o)