Today I'll wander off the trail again and talk a little about craft projects that are in-hand.
The first is The Dress for DD2's best friend R. R had chosen to wear a long skirt to the church and then convert her dress to a more-flexible party-dress length for the reception. This will pose new challenges for me, both in her lace yoke and in the two skirts. It will be exciting.
The second, which was not even thought of before we got to Santiago this summer, is a cross stitch painting: Sunset View of the Catedral de Santiago, from a vantage point near the front door of the monasterio hostel on the north side of the Plaza de Obradoiro. (That's the only place the diamond shaped staircase can be offset from the Porto da Gloria by that much!) The entire front of the building is lit with the golden glow that comes just for a few minutes at sunset and the sky has that greenish-blue tone that can appear if the afternoon has had rain.
|The summary printout that includes the whole picture in reduced form|
|All the threads called for in the chart, plus a couple of extras to make the clouds look more like, you know, actual clouds.|