Finally the day has arrived and I am starting And They Sinned. The linen is 35 count Elegant Bean and I am using Gentle Art Sampler Threads, one strand over two threads. What a fiasco it has been trying to find the right linen. A big thank you goes out to Lois at Elegant Stitch in California for "cooking" this and getting it to me so quickly. The first linen I chose (sight unseen) felt like I was stitching through paper. Yesterday I had to buy a new stitching bag because all 52 inches of linen wouldn't fit in my smaller one. Yup, this broke my heart. Not! Vera Bradley bags are great for stitching bags. I have one for the four projects I am in the middle of and one for the current project, and now this big beast. This one (seen in the background) has six large pockets on the inside and a large one on the outside.
I really hope I can get a couple hours of stitching in today but my son has been fighting a sore throat for weeks and the first round of antibiotics didn't work so we are off the the doctor again. It breaks my heart to see him suffer. Poor little guy.