Progress is slow on ATS. I am actually counting the hours I stitch and I managed to get in 10 hours this week, making me 4 hours behind. My goal is to get 2 hours a day in but my 12-year-old is fighting a pesky bug. As a matter of fact yesterday the doctor thought he was having the beginning of an appendix problem. Thank heavens that today he is feeling much better.
Tuesday was SOOO exciting! I was having a hard time reading the chart for ATS. I couldn't tell the difference between 2 arrow shaped symbols and the colors for both are orangey/browns so that didn't help either. There is a phone number on the chart and just out of curiosity I called it to see if anyone could help me with the symbols. Guess who answered her phone? Vilma Becklin of Examplar Dames! Can you believe it! I felt like a high school student council member talking to the President! Vilma was so nice and helpful and answered all my questions and a bit more. We had a long conversation about the wonderful world of stitching and a bit about how she designs.
Thank you for all the nice comments and encouragement on this project. Last week I had 2 followers and this week I have 10. Wow! Cyberland can be fun. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to say that my husband made a bet with me that I wouldn't have ATS finished by Christmas. Ha! He said if I had it finished that he would pay to have it framed. I don't think he realizes what he has gotten himself into! He also said I still had to cook, clean, and do laundry so that made me sad :( Can't I just stitch for 8 hours a day? Well, till next Thursday...happy stitching and healthy days!