It's not much, really, but it's better than nothing!
We are part of four households that host a game night on Tuesdays. Last Tuesday was our night to host, but I went home early with a migraine (I think it was weather related, because coincidentally I could not get a hold of my supervisor to tell her that I was going home early with a migraine, because she had already gone home early with a migraine).
I had crashed out and woken up at 6:15ish (people start showing up at 6:30), and I was trying to get tea, drugs, etc downstairs before people showed up for game night, letting my partner give out my excuses (I'm a coward, but it feels weird to say "hi, I'm up and about, but I don't want to game with you guys").
I wasn't quite ready to crash back out, and one of the very few things I can do with a migraine is stitch (if the light's right). I wanted to work on Thanksgiving Fairy, but realized she was downstairs. And I definitely didn't want to go downstairs and say "yeah, sorry, I have a migraine, and I can't play with you guys, but I'm totally going to work on crafts," so I needed to start/work on something else.
So I grabbed Desert Sunset II, because it's small, took no brain power, and was kitted up already.
It's an older design by Fireside Originals, and this is what it'll look like finished:
But here's where we are now:
It came as a partial kit - there are three different custom overdyes in it for use in the sky when blended with DMC/Anchor. No name brands, no getting extras if I run out, so luckily I hadn't lost any of the threads and hopefully I will have some left overs for when I pass the pattern along so the next stitcher can color match at some level. I started at the top left of the design, because I'll put Sunset I on there as well.
It calls for Feather Blue (? something like that) aida, which is what I did Desert Sunrise with back in the day; this is the closest evenweave I could find, and while definitely greyer, it should work fine. I want to keep the size consistent so that I can have all 3 framed together.