Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
What an amazing ride this has been. Each and every one of you that I have met have in your own way added and enriched my life. I have learned all the wonderful things about fellow stitchers from stunning round robins, wonderful exchanges and contest winnings to RAK's. I have learned about new designers, more beautiful patterns than I could ever hope to stitch and new threads and colors. I have met people from all over the world via the blog world. I have learned the worst from disappearing pieces of needlework, to round robins and exchanges that fell apart, from spam and nasty comments. You have encouraged me when I was down or blocked, you offered up your prayers for my sister and her husband, you have adored my grandchildren and you patted me on the back more times than I can count. You have walked with me through all my stitches and counter stitches, my finishes and my odd piece that ended up in file 13.
Now, on the stitching front. It has been a busy week. I did a replacement stitch at the F&S exchange for Peg She is a teapot collector. This was a freebie from SanMan Originals that I chose for her. Also included was a recent magazine with "Teapot Cottage" with fabric and threads.
This is my progress on my Swedish Weaving afghan. This pattern is called Marquise and it is coming along nicely.
Well, that's it for this post. Thank you everyone for all your kind comments on my ribbon wins. I know it is not really important in the long run but I did like those ribbons.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Over my right shoulder is Crystal Tree with my first Grand Champion Ribbon.Over my head is the bottom of Celtic Banner with my second Grand Champion Ribbon.
One Grand Ribbon is best overall in cross stitch and the second is best overall in needlework. I found this out last night and I'm still grinning this morning.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
First, it was my friend Dani's birthday last week and I sent her a little package. Included was this freebie design. Not even sure where I got it but Dani likes blue and peacocks so what better to stitch for her. She is going to make it into a little pillow. The thread is DMC Variations #4230 and was stitched on a piece of hand dyed that she had given me.
I picked up my Little Book of Stitches for the first time in a couple of months and completed page 4. This is a really fun and quick stitch. The color is WDW Peacock.