In case any of you forgot, or haven't been privy to my yearly stories of blood-thirsty cross stitch competitions, in these past few years I've been competing for ribbons in the needle arts category at the Evergreen State Fair.
My deadline for entering this year is August 13th. And I'm going to need every spare minute I can find every day from now until then to finish my entry.
This year's entry is a full-scale sized replica of a Monopoly game board. It's stitched on 18 count aida cloth. If you don't know what that means, it means I'm working on a very tiny-sized weave surface. It is not easy on the eyes.
I'm almost half finished with the game squares.
Once that's done, I'll have to stitch the center logo. But which to choose, the original 1932 version, or the more modern 1984 logo? It's a tough call. I like the simplicity of the original logo, but the more modern version has the Monopoly man. If you have an opinion, don't be shy.
While I'm in my mad stitching mode, my blogging may take a back seat. If I don't update as often, it's because I'm bent over my fabric, painstakingly drawing threads though the correct areas in order to replicate a pattern.