Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your kind words about the ornament I made for Kayona. It was a fun piece to stitch and finish!!
Yesterday the mail brought two super packages....
The first package was my ornament for the HOE Exchange....
... from Janet over at Home Sweet Home. She adapted a poinsettia from the BBD 2011 LF Winter Sampler, and it is just gorgeous!!!! It is stitched on Graziano linen using Belle Soie silk
I was one of the winners over at Victorian Motto's - It was a Birthday Gift-a-way that Nancy was holding!!! - and I was sent 4 skeins of beautiful floss.....
... are these lovely colours for Fall!!
Yesterday after work we headed to South SF City to make four stops (that turned into five stops) The first stop was at Michael's. I am kitting out a French chart that is charted for DMC and I didn't want to pull from completed collection, there are about 30 colours. I grabbed a basket and headed to their very small cross stitch area and found that a majority of the little box-spots for floss where completely empty and those that did have a few skeins of floss were a complete jumble..... so it was on to target for a few things.....and then a quick stop at Carter's children shop to get some things for Rico's great nephew. Then it was on to the next stop...... we headed up to Pet Smart for the puppy cookies we were after and then turned around and hit Joann's on the way back home - they had all the colours I needed except for two - they have also jacked the price of a skein to .39 - just a month or so ago the price was hovering at about .34 - it is what it is guess!! I still need to make a trip over to Needle in a Haystack for a piece of blue linen, but this is a project for next year so there is no hurry. Two things I had no intention of buying.....
The September Vogue at Target and the JCS Hallowe'en Issue at Joann's. I always buy the September Issue of Vogue... but, I was not intending to get the Hallowe'en Issue - I changed my mind after browsing quickly through the projects, some of them look really cute.
I am running out of time this morning so the recipe will have to wait until tomorrow. Have a great one!!! - and - thanks for stopping by!