Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I fixed up the missing bits from "Blessings" - sometimes I just amaze myself with what a ding I can be. I remember when I was stitching through this area that I should think of something to replace the initials or finish out the design, but I just stitched as charted and never thought about it again.... so here is a snap f the real finish - (and not my delusional one).....
Blackbird Designs "Blessings Be Thine"
Started 7/9 - Finished 7/15
stitched on BoF 32ct meadowlark
My Silk Conversion:
WDW Havana - Belle Soie Chocolate
GA Cranberry - Belle Soie Red Fox
GA Dried Thyme - Belle Soie Collard Greens
GA Oatmeal - Belle Soie Oatmeal Scone
I am still feeling the jig and really like this piece....
I have also been working on the Third part of the Mystery Sampler - Here is a snap...
I am stitching this on the recommended 35 ct WDW Confederate Grey linen - love it!! and using mostly the recommended floss choices. I did have an issue with the grass floss choice (there was just too much of the same green) and changed that to GA Dried Thyme - to make it look more grassy - and if you click of over to Myra's Blog she even changed the birds to cardinals - I am loving that !!!! I love it so much I am getting the itch to frog out my blue birds and replace them with some red ones - a super de duper idea!!!!!!
I think I have settled on a colour change for the letters also - I have three skeins of a GA floss called "Kale." It is a dark green Special Addition colour that I picked up a Needle in a Haystack a while back and I am thinking it will work a treat....... but you never know.... there are some scrumptious greens out there and I have pulled a few others that might work. I want to finish up the tree and third bird before I jump into the alphabet.
We stopped off at our favorite little Panaderia in the Mission yesterday and picked up some treats for desert - I had my camera and took a couple of snaperoos...
It is called La Victoria Mexican Bakery and we enjoy stopping there. They are really nice and I think it is family run. You can click HERE to see their web site.
I was also going through and putting back some DVD's a found that I have quite a few duplicate titles - I am wondering what to do - do I sell them, trade them or just what??? I really do not need two copies of the same title and they do take up extra space on the shelves. I wonder???
There you sports fans - we are on the hump of the week, have a great Wednesday!!!