20 June 2015

Mental Health Weekend: Friday

Could the Mental Health Weekend (MHW) get any better? Why yes, yes it could. When I decided to give myself a mini-vacation, I also placed a strategically timed order with 123 Stitch, knowing it would arrive in time for my MHW (because they have such great service). Sure enough, first thing Friday morning, stash arrived!

The new Mill Hill Celtic Santas: Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

And a couple of spooky-cute designs. I'm starting to feel ever so slightly Halloween-y. It happens around this time every summer!

Movie-watching marathon... Bogie and Bacall!

Bacall: I don't like your manners.

Bogie: And I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.

So great.

Painted the piggies purple. Because it's MHW.

And got Super Emma Honeybee about half finished. As you can see, I've changed pretty much everything. When I get her finished I'll list my changes (if I can remember them all). I showed her to Mr. Wonderful and he said, "She looks like you!" Precious man.

Still debating about that raised eyebrow. I may change it. And I had to change the mouth because after stitching it four times, I couldn't manage to keep it from looking like a duck's bill (my fault, not the designer's). And that hair took forever. It's stitched in DMC Color Variations 4145 which--amazingly--is really close to my actual hair color of dark ash blond. But what took so long was that I stitched the hair in "waves" instead of in rows so that I would get a more realistic look, instead of the bands of color you get when you stitch in rows.
I had to mark off every stitch to keep track of which "wave" I had stitched and where I should go next. A lot of trouble, but I like how it turned out.

I really enjoyed my Friday. Especially when Mr. Wonderful brought home Mexican food for supper! 

The MHW continues...


  1. Hey, I like the idea of MHW! I just may institute that for myself. Super Honeybee looks great; like what you've done with her!

  2. What cool stash!
    Super Honeybee is awesome. :)

  3. Nice stash haul! Having Mexican is even better!

    Robin in Virginia