Here is my progress on His Eye. I finished Adam and Eve and the tree!
Now before you all start saying -- oh wow, you're almost done, let me remind you that I'm not almost done. See all those motifs below the words but to the left and top left of the tree? I need to stitch them all again on the other side of the tree. Every single motif. The berry basket on top of the tree also is a middle line. So yeah. Still tons to stitch. I finished the flowers on the border though, so the border is finished.
But I am pleased with my progress, and glad to have that blasted tree of knowledge stitched. I dislike stitching trees, especially this kind of tree. Ironic, huh? (I love Adam and Eve samplers, as you might have noticed.)
We have reached week 49 of Fussy Cut Fridays as of this past Friday. So I laid out all my 48 stars once again.
See those white diamonds at the bottom between the stars? I will be making white and off white diamonds to sew in between the stars just like that. That is what will hold the stars together. With this layout, I figured I need 8 more half stars, not full stars. So from this point on, I'm making half fussy cut stars.
I made the top half star from the Moonlit collection (Cotton and Steel) by Rashida Coleman. The bottom half star is from the Fancy collection by Lily Ashbury.
I'm wondering if I will be cutting out and sewing the diamonds between the stars all next year. lol!
Last Sunday evening, something very unpleasant happened. My laptop crashed yet again. In exactly the same way. It's an Apple Macbook Pro from 2011. If one searches on this year, one finds that a bunch of the Macbook Pros made during 2011 were produced and are faulty. They break down in exactly the way mine has broken down 3 times. The first time was in spring of 2013, when it was still barely under warranty. The second time was this past October, mid October. Not that long ago. And now as of November 30 (a month and half later), it broke down again. There is a petition that I have signed along with other Macbook Pro owners affected by this flaw, asking Apple to address the issue and give us a new Macbook Pro as a replacement. I seriously doubt that will happen.
If anyone is interested in this matter of the faulty Macbook Pros, here is an article about it. I have to say that in general, I love Apple products. This is the one time I've found Apple to be at fault with something I've purchased.
Anyway, my sweet Father type took matters in charge instantaneously. He ordered me a Macbook Air Sunday night. It arrived Tuesday.
It's smaller and much lighter than my old laptop. I'm still in the process of checking to see what files I'm missing. I did keep a backup, but it was from October. But I'm very happy with my early Christmas present! Thank you, my Father type! I'm so lucky Santa was able to give me such a present!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week!