I’ve made it through June with the calendar cross stitch, which had the hottest day of the year – 115 degrees on June 28th, with a “low” of 77 degrees. (Why can’t I find a degree symbol on the iPad keyboard?) It was ridiculous how happy it made me each time I got to use a new color, and there were a lot of them in June as the heat just kept rising.
I try to make a month’s worth of diamonds before starting each month. It is also my away from home stitching as I can keep going without needing the chart for colors.
I actually like the diamond pattern on the back as much as the front. It gets less pretty as the colors fill it up and threads start and stop and travel across, but when the diamonds are empty the stitches form interesting angles.
At this point, I’m half way through the year. Two and a half months to go to catch up with the actual calendar.
I’ve made more progress than I expected to once school restarted as my husband and I have been watching a lot of back episodes of The Great British Baking Show in the evenings. Lots of stitching time as they fret through the technicals and showstoppers.