I finished two more smalls on the weekend and one of my friends commented saying, "Wow, you're really stitching a lot more than you used to."
Not really, it just looks that way, lol!
First finish is BBD Breath of Spring. Loved this little design from the first time I set eyes on it. I will complete it as the suggested pillow finish. I've also included a pic of my backing fabric and this weekend I found the perfect lace trim to accompany it.
|BBD Breath of Spring|
stitched on 28ct Fairy Dust Lugana
using Crescent Colours Floss
I want to thank all those of you who helped me in finding some St. Patrick's Day freebies to stitch. Thanks to you I now have a small assortment from which to choose! My second finish comes from one of these charts..... Plum Street Samplers Got Luck.
The picture doesn't do justice to the colour of the fabric. It's actually a lot more green than it appears. It has a lovely mottling appearance to it. I chose a piece of Silkweaver's Evergreen jobelan and fortunately there is enough of the fabric left on which to do another small stitch. I couldn't find any St. Paddy's fabric at my local fabric shops so I purchased a fat quarter off of ebay and I'm awaiting its arrival to finish this as a pincushion.
This morning I opened my mail to find an interesting photo sent by my youngest son. It seems that a former coworker of his has designed a deck of playing cards. Each card in the deck is a sketch of either a family member or friend . This coworker chose to sketch Chris for the photo on the 6 of Clubs.
The sketch is actually a pretty good likeness, right down to the tattoo Chris sports on his arm and his ear piercing! Chris was the artist's supervisor at work and in his job Chris would open the store in the morning as well as make any necessary announcements, hence the keys and the microphone. The mike also signifies Chris' role as lead singer in his punk band. Chris' friend is creating these playing cards as gifts for his family during the coming year. What a uniquely personal gift!!
I hope that none of my blogging friends have been affected by the horrific rash of tornadoes which passed through the U.S. on the weekend. So many have suffered such devastating losses and my heart goes out to them. I will continue to keep them in my prayers.
That about sums things up for now. My second oldest son has been visiting here for the weekend and is sleeping in the room which contains my stash. I'm waiting for him to wake up so I can get in there to find my next start. At what age do they start to wake at an earlier hour? Or do they ever?!