Moving on from Fractal 229 – next up is Dance at Bougival chosen by the Eldest. The basic design is 44 x 132 and we adjusted to make the final size ~ 4 x 12 in inches. The number of colors is almost, but not quite, within reason. Mostly a lot of greens/golds/browns with a good seasoning of cream & white and a red hat accent.
This is a frame type outline I am adding and the top half of the cross stitch is visible. I found that I work best top down but right to left rather than left to right. I actually might appreciate working from the bottom up. But since that is where all the really light colors are found it seemed more sensible to do them at the end.
Otherwise – on the social front – we met friends for dinner. We ate at Herbivore which I had walked by a number of times but never stopped. It is an absolutely outstanding veggie restaurant with reasonable prices and a full range of choices. You can have the vegetarian versons of standard American (lentil loaf with mashed potatoes and salad), or Italian or Thai or Indian or…. Besides the ubiquitous tofu, they use TVP for those dishes which are best served with the appearance of meat. The tables are formica, the silverware comes wrapped in paper napkins and the waitstaff is prompt, friendly and efficient.
Oh, and there are lights. No atmosphere here – you can actually see your food!