I made some changes to the original design of the mermaid. I wasn't thrilled with her face - her eyes looked a little odd to me - so I turned her in profile so she's chatting with the cute little green fish and altered her hair to make that work. This finished up my 6-day rotation on this piece, and I'll be waiting for the August clue to work on next month.
I also have been participating in the Dog Days of Summer SAL through Cross-Stitch Finish Line for the last week. The SAL ran 07/14 through 07/19 (today), and I worked for 30-60 minutes on different projects for each day to correspond to the themes/prompts.
07/14 - S: Seashore. Under the Sea SAL. (You can see that above).
07/15 - U: Umbrella. A Stitching Shelf. I added in a few hundred stitches of confetti on this piece and no, you can't see the umbrella in the area I worked on, but there is one in this design further down.
07/16 - M: Design name beginning with M. I started Mabon by The Primitive Hare.
07/17 - M: Munchies - something to do with food. Welcome Autumn (which has a pumpkin). See below also for R.
07/18 - E: Eternity - a piece taking forever. I changed up my project choice and worked on the Under the Sea SAL since that's a year-long project (which feels like an eternity).
07/19 - R: Red - a project with the color red in it. I also decided to stick with the Welcome piece since it had red in it and it was still on my Q-snaps. I worked on the lettering this morning since that is in a pretty wine red color.
For the next 6 days, I'll be working on block #4 of Village of Hawk Run Hollow. I'm hoping to make some decent progress on this block this rotation. Here's my current status on this piece.