I finally took the time to go through the vendor list and identify the booths to stop at first. I marked up my Erin-of-the-map map (2-page PDF here) and transferred the markings to the PDF version. I've printed out 3 copies and I'm set to go on that front.
Over the weekend, I located my badge holder and started making a stack of things that go with me. I haven't quite decided which knitting project I'll take. I'd love to get some traction on Canto de Sirena [Ravelry], but it's not exactly a mindless project. I already have a couple of hats to donate to Halos of Hope, but maybe I should just work on another one for them.
I finished a cross stitch project over the weekend. This is Be Happy by Shepherd's Bush:
Nashville Market version by Shepherd’s Bush
This was a special design for one of the Nashville Needlework Markets a few years ago. I found out after I finished stitching it that the designer had issued this as regular chart and used a red colorway for the words that made them stand out from the rest of the design. Too late for me!
Also over the weekend, I pulled out a cross stitch sampler design that I started several years ago. It's nearly complete, but needs to be test-stitched on linen. I pulled some Weeks Dyeworks and Sampler Threads to use and searched through my linen stash to find a nice 28-count fabric.
It's a good thing I looked, because some of the linen on the bottom of the container had gotten wet during one of the rainstorms and it had rust and mildew spots. I don't use plastic storage containers for stash because of the smell they leave in the materials. Dampness is the one drawback of using canvas containers for storage. I lined the bottom of the linen container with some plastic bags. I hope that they won't make the materials too smelly.
**WIP Roll Call**
- Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
- Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
- Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
- Empress handspun [Ravelry]
- Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
- Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
- Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
- Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
- Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)
- A peacock or mermaid quilt for me.