All those pretty Kreinik threads are from my Maple Leaf. I'm making significant progress but will save the photo for next post as I'm close to a Happy Dance.
With all the holiday festivities and family fun, I noticed that a few gifts that I received have been missed.
I got to meet with Annette and Terri when I stayed overnight in Phoenix on my way home to Canada. The ladies collected me and off we went to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. We laughed and talked our way through dinner. Annette gifted me with these wonderful charts.
I participated in an ornament exchange with my stitching group at home and this lovely ornament arrived in my mailbox. Thank you Clare. He is a handsome fella and will grace my Christmas tree next year.
From my friend, Michele - this pretty little tin arrived. Inside a PS Santa chart, a lighthouse magnet a jingle bell and some wonderful chocolates.
Just before Christmas I sent out the following to my friend Cathey. Her little fella is getting to the messy stage and this bib will help keep the mess down lol.
My quilt group is hosting a ladies luncheon in January. We are making table runners that will be raffled. This will be my contribution.
On the stitching front.
I am participating in another exchange and this will be my exchange stitch - Snowman by Ursula Michaels. I still have to finish it into something - not sure what yet.
I have completed another Band Sampler RR. Here is the RR and my stitch - bands from Sweetheart Tree.
And I have been stitching away on my Desert Mandala.
I have completed this left block. The specialty stitches were a bit of a challenge.
Then I beaded the rattlesnake. I accidentally switched a container and beaded him with grey beads instead of gold. I wrestled that sucker to the ground, removed the grey beads and added the gold.
I was grinching over the specialty stitches and a friend reminded me that all stitches are basically Needle Up, Needle Down. I laughed and agreed. I think that may be my new motto!
With a small visit from the frogs, I consider this week's stitching a success. I am now working on my AA Maple Leaf and will post next time.
It is almost time to head back to Yuma. We will be flying out early Saturday morning. It has been wonderful visiting with family but it is time to get back.