This just might be my new favorite stitch. Isn't it pretty? Surprisingly, I had never done it before, though I have heard other stitchers talk about Jessica stitch. Based on the black background, you can probably guess that this is from Persian Iris Garden, which I worked on last night.
Part 4 is coming along nicely, although I haven't had as much time to work on it as I would have liked. There's quite a bit of stitching in this installment. Probably no more stitches than Part 3, but the color changes slow things down.
I may not work on this over the weekend. I haven't decided yet, but I do know that I have a couple of other stitching commitments. First, I need to assemble a scissor fob for an exchange. It isn't due to be mailed until September 1, but I would like to have it ready early. I finished the stitching last weekend, so finishing it in the next day or so shouldn't be any problem. My next weekend stitching commitment is a needleroll stitch-along. I'm hoping to finish Victoria Sampler's Pansy needleroll-- a project that has been in the UFO pile for quite some time.
If I can find some time in between assorted stitching projects, I'd also like to make some soap. Not the melt and pour stuff (though that's fun, too), but real, do-it-yourself, made-from-scratch SOAP. I have nearly all of the supplies gathered, just need to purchase some lye and some utensils to designate for soap-making only use. Hopefully I won't destroy BF's kitchen in the process. ;)