What a productive month this WIPocalypse has been for me.
Malcom the Moose
Night Before Christmas
Point Loma Lighthouse
Just Nan's Summer Stroll
Dreaming Fairy on my Mirabilia RR.
I'm quite proud of this past month's accomplishment..
I also completed two travelling patterns
Tending the Blooms and it travelled off.
Travelling Pattern #2
Count Your Blessings was recently won by Ariadne
This is my stitch of the pattern.
Ariadne is a relatively new blogger and is hoping that people will visit her blog and that she will have a stitcher ready to stitch the design when it is done. The pattern went off in the mail to her today.
I took a photo of the pattern so you can see some of the wonderful ladies who have stitched this one and where I have signed before I sent it off. It is a very well travelled pattern started by It's Dafffycat.
I stitched on a Band Sampler RR. Catherine Stickler of Indigo Rose is the designer for this band sampler.
I struggled a great deal with this one but I am happy with the end result.
I picked up my Desert Mandala and gave it some serious love. I have now completed the cactus all the way around and have started the backstitching.
I did a little stash shopping.
Mirabilia's Summer Queen
and some 9x13 ornament cuts from Silkweaver
I was the recipient of this beautiful piece of cross stitch. My friend Adriana - who is now 95 - stitched this one and gifted it to me this past week. I am so honored to have her stitching in my home.
I was away for the weekend at a stitching retreat. The weather was lousy - pouring rain, windy and black skies. As my BFF Beatrice said "Thank goodness stitching is an indoor sport!" Even the frogs stayed indoors and perched right on my shoulder. The second RR that I spent an entire evening stitching on had to be ripped out as I was one stitch off. I have not had the heart to pick it up and start again.
Here's hoping all those frogs drowned in the pouring rain. Until next time.