Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was great - since it was three days long how could it not be!! Thank you all for all the kind comments about the Valentine I sent to Carol. it seems that Blogger makes it harder and harder to use, sorry for the odd word verification. I read that my HOE Ornament arrived at its new home with Erin over at Fairy Tales and French Knots. Here is a snaperoo of the piece I made for her...
Quite a few of us stitched this piece from Mary Garry for this Exchange. I have always liked this chart and was happy that Erin likes what I sent.
Keeping with a stitching theme today I had a finish over the weekend....
"Tis the Season" Blackbird Designs - 36ct LL Pear - using the recommended Belle Soie
I have been dragging out and enjoying this stitch far too long, but all good things come to an end.
We also got to an Estate Sale - and to call it a mad house would be an understatement. There were way too many people crowded in one little house and way too many grabby types!! Eventually I made my way upstairs and in one of the bedrooms was a gigantic pile of linen - from tablecloths to napkins, lace, tatting, pulled work, Berlin lace everything just in a great big pile - most of the pieces where in not very good condition, lots of holes and stains. But, digging away (I love to dig) I did pull out a small sampler - not very old and in a very crumpled condition, but very sweet...
The linen is very thick. I think this was some sort of kit that was printed linen and the stitcher did the decorative stitching. It is about 8x10 and you can still see the tape that must have held it to some sort of backing for framing. I think that for .50 it was a total bargain!
It is also that time of year for candy makers to go into overtime....
So, of course I did my part and made it to Walgreens for a sack of delicious black jelly beans!! A most delicious treat!!
I think I'll wrap up todays post with a snap of my ever-blooming Christmas Cactus'....
This crazy thing is blooming about every three months now - and even the little red one is sort of on the same schedule - since I took this shot on Saturday a bunch of additional blooms have popped out on both plants.
There you go sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!