Today, after sailing past/through a pod of whales (long past by the time I grabbed my phone and ran down 8 flights of stairs….) we arrived in Cabo San Lucas about 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
This particular stop, a frequent hit on most Mexico west coast cruises is a tender port. The main attractions here are water sports, beaches, and whale watching. Since I have been here a number of times, I elected not to get off ship. And it wasn’t just that my last tender ride was that incredibly challenging one getting back to the Star Breeze, it was more that I was perfectly happy hanging out, stitching in one of the lounges and chatting with a number of individuals who stopped by.
I made serious progress on The Beaver today – like 1417 stitches worth which meant, according to PatternKeeper, I had only about 540 to go. Then I took a look at the pattern, at the import into PatternKeeper and the actual stitching. Hummm I have one color more on my thread holder than I have listed in the program. That color is listed on the pattern. What the heck?
As it turned out – two symbols, for whatever reason did NOT import. I pulled out the PDF and looked at it – there are 11 colors listed. I tried importing the PDF again. No change – those two symbols still didn’t import. So, I have 500 + of one color (DMC301) and 41 (DMC646) of another also to stitch.
The grey in the feet will be easy – but the other color? I have leaves, leaf piles and a tree base all needing stitching.
Oh yes, and the large open area of tail. I had thought I could finish today but now it looks he is not going to be finished till I am home. I will get as far as I can, but am pretty sure that I didn’t bring enough of the second leaf color….