Wednesday, May 11, 2011
4 cans of paint
That's right - 4 cans of oil-based, heavy-spatter paint!!!! The worst paint I have ever used! All that to cover the ceiling and walls in a garage that was used as a smoking room for 20 years. But - it has done the trick. The brown walls and ceiling are gone and the smell has dissipated completely. I hope I never have to do that again.
What does that have to do with stitching? Well, nothing really but it's the reason I'm overdue posting to my blog.
I did receive the most wonderful package in the mail this week. Margaret sent me some gifts. .Margaret's husband is an avid nutcracker collector and his collection makes mine look small. I sent him a Canadian Mountie nutcracker a while back. You can see him on Margaret's blog.
He and Margaret sent me a Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa) nutcracker and matching ornament. Included was a lovely Cricket Collection pattern called "Spring" and a skein of the ever elusive DMC 931. It was a wonderful treat and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much to Margaret and her DH.
It has been another week of stitching whatever called to me. I think everything did.
I stitched on Fairies in the Garden - a couple of mushrooms and a fairy.
I stitched some more of the wings on that darn angel - not much worth a photo but a couple more strands.
I stitched and restitched on Snowflake Serenade. LET IT SNOW was stitched twice. I was out by a row. I think I have stitched every section of this piece twice.
I pulled out Mirabilia's Valentine Fairy. She has not seen daylight in a while. I added her wings both left and right side.
Then it was Sampler de Bouquet's turn. I finished the pot of flowers. I am very happy with my progress on this piece.
I am off to visit with Dani this weekend. She is hosting a stitching weekend and Beatrice and I are going to join our friends for some quality stitching time. I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.
I am behind on my blog reading but will try to catch up now that I don't have to spend every minute at the end of a paint brush and roller.
My blogaversary is coming soon!
Until next time - may all your stitches be in the right place the first time!