I'm back from my work conference in Fort Worth, but I seem to have brought back an uninvited guest in the form of a stomach bug. Fortunately it came upon me towards the end of my stay, but unfortunately I had to spend Saturday traveling with a nauseated stomach, which was unpleasant to say the least. I am feeling better but not quite right so am trying to rest and recuperate.
Fort Worth was lovely however. I stayed in their downtown area and spent most nights walking and window shopping. I didn't get in as much stitching as I had hoped as I was busy with my class and the hours I spent in the airport coming home were mostly just with my eyes closed hoping my stomach would settle. You can see more of what I did here, in case you are curious (Fort Worth has some really amazing museums!).
This is the project I did manage to add a few stitches to while I was away (and I had no problems taking my stitching through the security check by the way). It's an older Bent Creek design that came kitted up. I am making it for a friend of mine, but I think it is safe to share here as I don't think she knows I have a stitching blog. I am planning on finishing it as a cushion. It seems a nice, cheerful spring design, don't you think?
Now I have a translation question for anyone who might speak French or has experience working with French cross stitch charts?
I know "lin" is linen, but if the chart calls for 12 fils/cm, what is the equivalent in US linen count? And "nombre de brins"? I'm sure I will have more questions, and I am sure Google translator will help, but sometimes their translations are a bit wonky, if you know what I mean.
One other stitching note. Remember I was looking for someone who carries Reflets de Soie charts? I have discovered that European Cross Stitch has "Anais Curveur 1896", so she is ordered and hopefully will arrive in my mail box very soon (because you can never have enough projects to stitch, right?). I want both charts I shared, but I had best start with just one. I have plenty of other designs all lined up and ready to stitch already.
Hopefully I can get back to my Bee Sampler, too!