As you know, I have been up to my ears in paint. Here are the photos of the finished guest room. I used a grey wash on the walls.
The center attraction is my framed lighthouse RR. The framer did a wonderful job and I am very happy with it.
We had a lovely visit with our friends and my parent's quilt is finished. The quilter did an amazing job. Each block has a flower in the corner and small leaves in between. The outside sashing has larger leaves (family tree). This is my left handprint on the quilt. I did the left hand for myself and my two left handed nieces. The top section has my parent's dates, their original wedding photo and a photo of the entire family taken last summer. My friend and I sewed on the binding while visiting. She taught me how to do a proper blind stitch and I am so much happier with this hem.
I won Joy's 6th blogaversary recently and this is the wonderful package she sent in the mail. The fabric is gorgeous, the threads just so delicious and fondleable (is that a word? LOL) and the Just Nan design - just perfect. It was on my wishlist. I am trying hard to resist picking it up until Fairies are done. And the tea towel - isn't that just so cool.
I did all the back stitching in the latest section of the Fairies. I love how the fairies just pop from the design with a little outline.
I picked up my Jardin Prive and stitched away. I stitched that bleeping little bird at the top three times before I got it in the right place.
I added the beads to my Band Sampler RR and pulled out the pink row and changed it to light blue. I could just feel that pink glaring at me saying "I don't belong"
Finally, I have read through 265 blog posts. As you can imagine, I did not comment - my eyes were crossing just reading everyone's adventures. You all continue to amaze me with your skill and beautiful choices.
I will try to be a better commenter!
My DH has gone away for the weekend to do some work at our cottage. A couple of stitching friends are coming to stay for the weekend. Will hopefully have lots of stitching progress to show.
Until then, keep those x's crossed and may the counter-stitching frog find some other pond to swim in.