First up, this is the Round 9 Fair and Square that I sent to Sandra G. in Portugal. It is from an old cross stitch magazine that I tore out the pages. That was in the early days before I realized that stitching was becoming my passion (obsession) and that my tastes change at any given moment. It is stitched on 32 count antique white lugana.
In return, here are the lovely squares she stitched for me. I have no idea what the pattern is but it is very pretty and I love the blue. It will reside in the basket with my other squares until I have enough for a friendship quilt. Next up, is my completed ornament for the month of August. It is part of a set of 8 and I may well do some of the others. It is done on Silkweaver 32 count Blue Fusion. I finished my Prairie Schooler "Autumn Leaves". I love the colors in this one. This will become a flatfold when Barb has time to get a group of us together to make it up.Do you recognize this stitch? If you notice, pages 1 and 8 are not the same size as the middle page. You got it. I stitched it on the wrong count fabric, so I am restitching pages 1 and 8. Lesson # 233 (I think) label your fabrics. How I got these two pages a different size is beyond me. Next up, I have signed up for a Winter Themed Neighborhood RR on the Worldwide Round Robin board and here is my layout with my block stitched. I love this snowman - he is just the cutest. The saying at the top is "There are no friends like snow friends."Now, I have a problem and I need some advice. For some reason, I did not read (Lesson #1 that I need to repeat) the word neighborhood when I joined this RR and so my plan was to fill the blocks with snowmen. Well, that's not gonna work. The other blocks will be winter houses and I can request that a snowman be included wherever possible. My question is - do I leave my snowman in or tear him out and stitch a house instead. Opinions please.
And in my mailbox this week, was the most stunning Mirabilia RR I have ever seen. This belongs to Marjean of Linen and Lagniappe. One of her stitchers has backed out and I have offered to stitch a block for her. I have the pattern picked out, the threads pulled and a couple of stitches started. I love Mirabilia and am looking forward to stitching this for her.
And last, but certainly not least. I have done very little stitching this week as my hands have been busy. A good friend of mine is getting married tomorrow and my wedding gift to her is her cake. And so you see, one completed wedding cake. The bow is just laid on top. I will attach the bow and ribbons after it is delivered to the reception hall tomorrow.
I also baked 2 slab carrot cakes to be cut and served iced with cream cheese icing. The top layer of her cake is carrot and the middle and bottom layer are styrofoam. I prefer not to use all three layers of cake when the weight may cause a possible collapse. We do not need a wedding cake disaster.
Becky - yes, I made the little ort box. If you would like any more information please feel free to email me.