Gentle Readers and Dear Friends Friday passed and now I am back to my new computer on Monday morning. Hoping that things go much smoother today and that I can actually function at a level higher than a saltine cracker!!
Last week I was sent a really lovely RAK from another stitcher...
I had been looking at this chart for a long time - I do love a red bird - and you can't get more red-birdier than this wonderful sampler. Included in the RAK was a wonderful Stitchville bag - Thank you so much Evie!! Your kindness just made last week so nice!!!! You gotta love her note card!!
About 10 or so days ago 123 Stitch was having a sale on Christmas things- and since I was in the Holiday mood and I needed a couple of skeins of floss - I thought what the heck - and got a bit o' stash along with my few skeins of floss - I also picked up the newest Blackbird Loose Feathers - Part I. One of the pieces I got I have been circling for a few years like a drooling vulture - the LK ABC's of Christmas. I have resisted this piece because I just hated that it came pre-kitted. I personally prefer to get just the chart as I will usually change up a colour or two. Since i first saw it and was so stubborn about buying the kit - I have searched all over the net to find just the chart, but they never come up. Since this was on sale I finally decided to break down and so I picked up the kit. I also got a couple of PS charts to keep filling out the collection - and speaking of Prairie Schooler I saw that the newest 4 charts have been released - of course I really like them and will get them, but I do think that they are looking mighty familiar/similar to as some very recent past charts..... makes me wonder??
On Friday I finished up the Mystery Sampler - and it was a great piece to stitch!! Here is the snap of my version....
With thy Needle and Thread - Birds of a Feather Mystery sampler
35dt WDW Confederate grey -
Using mostly the recommended flosses - except the grass I used GAST Dried Thyme, the alphabet I used GAST Kale (Limited Edition), the key I used GAST Grecian Gold.
My new start is a small little sampler I have had in my stash for years. The 12 Blessings of Christmas by Lizzie Kate. I first saw these little Flip-its and had to have them,. It is not so much that I am a fan of LZ but sometimes she puts out something that just hits a note with me and these did the trick!! I have been meaning to stitch them up but just never got around to it - so Saturday afternoon I found a piece of 36ct creamy linen in the heap that the whole piece would fit, changed up some of the colours and made this little start.
Not much else over the weekend, no sales only a little shopping at the Going out of Business sale that Borders is having. I'll save that little tid-bit for tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again.