We headed for southern NJ/Philly area for a family wedding and to do a bit of family history. Not much to report on the family history, just a few obits but the live family history, i.e. the wedding of our nephew was wonderful. Here's the happy couple at the reception - at the Jersey shore.
Since we were staying a few days, we drove out. On the way, I finished Constantinople. This is one of my pieces on the January Challenge list. I have to admit, it had been sitting around and lingering because I didn't like the pulled thread areas. Normally I like pulled thread but not on canvas. So I put it in my bag for the car and "forced" my self to work on it and came up with an alternate idea for the pulled areas. That's officially seven complete now.
For the car trip home, I pciked up another canvas piece I had brought with me but had not started. I knew I needed another thread for the autumns leaves. And I fould something that works for me at Rittenhouse Needlepoint in downtown Philly. Wonderful shop! Even my husband was impressed. There were threads everywhere but very well organized and out on display. Great natural lights from the windows. There was a large table near the center which is where my hubby patiently waited for me. Anyhow, the last night at the hotel, I put in the center leaf. Then on the drive home (including the stop while an accident was cleaned up) I got the area around the leaf and the vast majority of the borders stitched. This is an old Laura Perin chart and I will look up the name for the next post.