Friday, May 15, 2020

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we listened to the first six Ranger's Apprentice books 
and on April 28 i stopped stitching on the Letter From Hogwarts Stitch Your Own Adventure...
to wait for Chapter 3 to be released on May 1 
 i was gonna finish the parchment edges, but we both ran outta DMC 746 (the lightest cream) 
and we're STILL waiting for our order to be delivered...

in the top border 
Hedwig the Owl came from here 
and Fawkes the Phoenix was smooshed together from two other phoenix charts that i saw somewhere on line... 

trying to chart cross stitch on graph paper is driving me cuh-razy 
 the Hogwarts castle and the eagle in the Ravenclaw banner sent me over the edge 
 so we ordered cross stitch design software from Amazon, not realizing that the software we ordered is no longer supported...

sigh...

where'd i put that graph paper?!?

anywho...
Chapter 3 is Elective classes - with a choice between Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, or Ancient Runes 
and i wanted to stitch them all 

 of course they won't all fit, so both of us have decided to design our own Chapter 3

i'm thinking that it would be waaaay cool to have a stack of books for ALL of the classes and not just electives 
cuz who doesn't love a stack of awesome books?!?

Melissa wants ALL of the magical creatures on the bottom of the stitchery instead of in Chapter 3's space, along with Hagrid's Hut and the Forbidden Forest 
cuz why settle for a tiny corner of the stitchery when she can fill up the whole thing?!?


yeah, maybe we should wait to see what the other 3 chapters will be...

anywho...
in the meantime 
i started working on this stack of quilts that are waiting for binding...
and when my hands got tired of pushing a sharp needle through lottsa layers of fabric 
which didn't take very long, lemmetellya
 i traded it for a ballpoint needle and one layer of linen...
and finally finished filling in the centers of those gazillion sunflowers
that little bird cracks me up 

and now i'm gonna go slog through some more binding 
cuz that pile has been sitting there for weeks and it's getting ridiculous...

"Riddikulus!"
Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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