I've been able to stitch a little today, with my new glasses on! I always had to take them off and hold my work very close to stitch, so this is a nice improvement. :)
I also, er, bought three more HAED charts. I heard that the company was having issues with copyright infringement, like many other stitchy places these days. I wanted to show a little support AND get the last few items on my wishlist that I would truly regret not having in case something happens. :(
When I get around to stitching Iris, I'll be cropping her like this, or maybe a little more. I'm not stitching those iris flowers in the bottom left again! :p
I also went to various artist sites and bookmarked the prints I want to buy later! I've discovered several artists I like by browsing HAED, but I don't want to stitch all of them... no time for so many complex patterns, and while stitching is great, the original artwork will have better clarity and detail.
There's also a ridiculous package of stash that finally arrived from Stitching Bits & Bobs, but I already put it all away! Just know that there is a serious Brooke's Books thing going on around here... I love her dimensional ornaments on perforated paper. I haven't started one yet, but soon!
Also, you should check out Dylimes' blog - she's stitching Transcendence on black just like I plan to, and he is amaaaaazing!