And here is the whole piece so far.
I'm using 30ct Legacy Custard Creme over one with DMCs. I changed DMC 502 to 503 in the Time block. Still having problems with colors being too close.
In other news, we went for a Christmas tree this past weekend. The girl child is still at school so it was just the boy child, the father type and me. This year, the father type was determined to go to the farm of Kate Millett, a feminist who was apparently famous in the 70's. (I'd never heard of her.) So we went in search and found her house. The father type got to meet her and get her to autograph a book for him, and he bought a couple more too (all authored by her of course). Then we went in search of the elusive tree farm that was supposed to exist opposite her house. Turns out there really wasn't much there in the way of trees. Most were too tall, even for us. And I would say there weren't more than maybe a half dozen to a dozen trees at that. That were a reasonable size that is. There were quite a few that were waaaay to big. For example, this one that the boy child said we should take home.
But we were lucky. After shaking snow off of various specimens, which were all tall (but not as tall as that one in the picture), the father type found one sitting off by itself, fairly non snow-covered, and a pretty good size. (We'd learned our lesson after one year where the tree took up practically half the livingroom. Now we look at trees that look like a good size but are actually way too big and say "oh, that's way too big," instead of taking it home and finding that it takes up half the livingroom.) So the father type swung into action and sawed the tree down.
Then the boys lugged the tree back over the snow (it had snowed miraculously the day before to give us the perfect snowy day for tree cutting) to the car and we headed home.
Here's the boy child decorating the tree at home.
It was quite a successful day -- I always crack the whip and make us decorate the tree as soon as we get home. So now we have a tree and it feels like Christmas. (I got voted down emphatically on the "let's get an artificial tree this year" suggestion so it's vacuuming needles for another year.)
I hope it's starting to feel like Christmas for you as well! And happy Hannukah for those of you who celebrate Hannukah. It starts at sundown December 11.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hello. It's almost TGIF time! (I keep thinking it's Friday but it's not.)