I have received notice that my two exchanges for July have been received. I can now share them with you.
The first exchange went to Michele. I stitched the scissor protector and needlebook from The Gift of Stitching 2008 on 32 count Ivory Lugana with the recommended GAST Threads. I loved the colors in this and it went together beautifully after having some help understanding the instructions from Beatrice.
The second exchange went to Nic in the U.K. Nic is new to me and she has Linden Bee Designs. Now, doesn't that make one nervous about stitching when you are stitching for a designer.
For her I stitched For My Friend Scissor Pocket from Cat Whiskers Studio, Limited Edition 2009 on 32 count Cookie Dough using Dinky Dyes - Kalamunda. Again, a challenge to put together but well worth it in the end.
From my sweet friend Helen - a gift - Blackstone Fantasy Garden. Helen has stitched it and then passed on the pattern. I love this one and it was on my to do list. Thank you so very much my friend.
I also won a giveaway and look at the cool gift I won.
I'm sure like many others of you, it has been so stinking hot! The humidity has been brutal! and let me tell you I get very cranky. I just don't handle it well. It did break for a day but today we are back in the high temps again.
I will be leaving Friday to go on vacation for a little over two weeks. We have a cottage in Northern Ontario - no phone, no internet! I am looking forward to some quiet time and some serious stitching. And I hope to do some fishing - I am a closet fisherperson. I love fishing for bass. That is the only time of the year I take to do that but I love every minute of it. I will bait my own line and I take the fish off with a rubber kitchen glove - hey - whatever works - right! Cleaning the fish is up to DH.
My blogging and reading will be sparse as I have to drive 15 miles into town to get internet but I will catch up where I can. Until then, keep those needles singin'