After plugging away pretty happily all morning and a couple of hours in the afternoon, the Spanish girl was finished. If you're wondering what I'm stitching on, it's a beautiful linen placemat my sister gave me last year. I'm planning to stitch at least one more kitschy Mexican pattern to make a "set."
I'm not sure why, but I always get this wonderful fix out of (get this) extreme closeups of embroidery or crafts. :)
I'll admit it's bizarre - but I've always been this way - I love holding any detailed craftsmanship really close to my eyes and appreciating every tiny detail. I blame it on my bad eyes, and the fact that, as a kid, I really had to hold things very close to my eyes to see the details... :) I also love seeing things in progress...
Curious about the colors I used? Most of them were my favorites, here they are:
DMC 321 - Christmas Red
DMC 445 - Lemon- light
DMC 733 - Olive Green- medium
DMC 738 - Tan- very light
DMC 819 - Baby Pink- light
DMC 892 - Carnation- medium
DMC 3024 - Brown Grey - very light
DMC 3371 - Black Brown
DMC B5200 - Snow White