Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I am so happy you enjoyed our visit to the Wharf. It is a great place to just walk around - to look in shops, and see some sites and also people watch. It can get jammed packed sometimes and then it is a lot less fun. But, early in the day on a Sunday it was just great!!!
I finished up my first "designed by me" Sampler - it is pretty conventional, and if I was starting over there are about a bazillion things I would change - but I did enjoy the whole process - from design to colour choice to stitching. I also have a new appreciation of the the design process and those designers out there cranking these things out - my hat is off to you!!!! Well, here are some snaps.......
Part of the Challenge was to use at least two of the motifs given - I used the alphabet (modified a bit) and the birds - I call this Sampler "Two Red Birds." Not very original, but there you go. Also we had to have it have a theme - I chose Fall -
"Two Red Birds" by edgar
stitched on BoF 36ct Sandpiper,
using WDW, GAST and HSH Over dyed Flosses
I had originally designed this to fit an older frame I already have. But, after looking at it in the frame it really does not seem to fit - so this will go into the TBF (to be framed) pile. After I clean up the chart a bit and make a legible listing of the floss I plan to make the chart available for others to stitch.
Over the weekend I also got busy baking, after finding some of this...
Now, you remember a while back I mentioned I couldn't find canned pumpkin anywhere - or nowhere in the city. I have been on the constant look out for some and nobody has any at all. So, I was at a Walgreen's on Saturday and thought I should go look in the food aisle and ba-da-bing there where these three cans - I scooped them up and off the the register I went. They where pretty dusty so I am thinking they have been there for a while, but I was pretty happy about finding them. I took a can and made this.....
A super cake version of a recipe from Lisa called "Pumpkin Bars." I had to make a cake version as I didn't have the right sized pan - like I always say when life gives you lemons make a gin and tonic!!! I is/was a super cake and was gobbled up quickly from the break room!! I'll get it up over on BB in the morning.
I also wanted to mention a New Blogger out there - Benjamin - you can click HERE to go to his Blog. It is all about his wife Charity, and super cute baby daughter and his hobbies - which include stitching!!! They are a stitching couple!!!
There you go sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such nice comments!!