Did you like my adventure last post?! Now on to stitchy stuff... I HAVE been stitching a bit. So I have finishes to show. Still have to do the final finishes...
Faith Inspirational Boxer by Lizzie Kate, stitched on 32-count Anntique Hydrangea by R&R (a real light lavender fabby) and whatever DMC I picked.
County your Blessings by Shakespeare's Peddler, again, using Anntique Hydrangea and some original colors, some substitutions in purple!
Nesting by Kathy Schmitz, using Pacific Ocean I think, by Dinky Dyes
I tried my hand at dyeing some tiny rick rack, and it came out quite nice! May try more colors now...
Made myself a Fall table runner, like the one I made last year for an exchange. It looks real nice, if I do say so myself!
Vickie, sent me a little gifty. Isn't it the cutest little pincushion? It is a bottle cap one! And she also made the three marking pins! In pinks, my fave!
Another closeup. Stitchers sure are multi-talented!
I am busy stitching away on my 12 Days of Christmas exchange with Gaynor (stitcheranon), so cannot show any of that. But it sure is fun! And I am trying to sneak in a few others, for fall and Christmas, for me!
On a different note--I recently bought an older chart on Ebay. I had stitched it eons ago (on Aida fabric--didn't even know what linen was!) for my 'favorite cousin' in California (when I first met her in 1998), but I thought I got rid of all those old charts and patterns. And I really really liked it, so... when I saw it, I got it on Ebay for a mere pittance. Well, fast forward to a few days ago... I keep all my charts that I have stitched in a folder, and was looking for one ... and what is at the very bottom of the pile? That very same chart! And you know what is amusing? It is a Homespun Elegance chart, from 1987! It is called Family Blessing. I didn't even KNOW who Sandra Sullivan or Homespun Elegance WAS back then (may have been purchased in 1997-ish)!! So... two things from this! I have to thank my LNS, Dyeing to Stitch
, because I have learned SO much from the owners, Ann and Pat, in the last 6 years
! And secondly, if there is anyone out there that would like a copy of this chart, please respond to this post and I will send it to you! IF by some slim chance there are more than one persons who would like it, I will hold a drawing on 10/13!
(This picture just got snatched off Ebay, it is not the one in my possession.)
Gotta go do other stuff now, so thanks for visiting!