Jane, I couldn't take those white faces. In fact, I couldn't take a lot of how you stitched Adam and Eve, but I felt the only thing I could really change was the face color. I would have liked to get rid of the backstitching, but you foiled me, Jane. You stitched Adam's arms with backstitch. So I went ahead and followed your lead and did the backstitch. I hate backstitching. Not backstitching itself, but the look of it. Sigh. Oh well. So Jane, I hope you don't mind. But here is my version of your Adam and Eve.
I think they look at least a bit more normal with faces that match their body skin tones.
But I tell you. I find Adam and Eve to be so disappointing next to the rest of the design. What happened, Jane? I mean, primitive is good. But this?? Ah well. I will try to ignore the poor twosome -- they're going to be kicked out of Paradise soon anyway.
I still have part of the right border to go, plus all of the flowers on the bottom border. PLUS the verse, which is ongoing, as you can see. So no end in sight yet. Plus which it's summer -- or at least it's half summer (boy child is still in school, girl child isn't). Which means less stitching time. Sigh.....
I got a lovely prize from Barbara of Mainely Stitching the other day. Just for answering a question on her blog!
It's all kitted up too! I was so happy to get this in the mail! Thank you so much, Barbara! You're a sweetie! You all should check out Barbara's blog -- she's been designing some wonderful pieces that are being featured in the Gift of Stitching Magazine. I love them all so far!
In other news, the girl child started her internship at a NYC publisher last week, and she's off to work today as well. All I can say is -- there's no way I'd want to do that commute every day! Drive to the station (that's my part), take train to city, subway to work, then reverse the whole thing for the ride home (father type does picking up). Bleagh!
The weather was typically summerish last week, hot and humid. But some storms blew through Sunday and brought in some lovely, cool weather with no humidity. Ah! So refreshing! I wish it would stay this way!
Did anybody watch the French Open? All psyched for Wimbledon? Wimbledon is my favorite slam of the year. And we finally took the plunge and got the Tennis Channel on TV, so I'll be able to watch the Queens Club tournament before that! Cool stuff!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I always love to read your comments and visit with you. Have a great week!