Gentle Friends your super comments about my finishing the grass field are inspiring... but all that green is a bit overwhelming. I'll just keep at it until it finishes up. I already have a piece I will start in on the 1st and "come hell or high water" I'll pull out a new needle, the fresh piece of linen and some silk and make a start. I usually just keep using the same needle from project to project until it breaks or I loose it, usually I have used a needle so long that it becomes very thin and breaks. The needle I am using at the moment for ATS is one I have used for a long while. I wonder how long one should use a needle. I know the gold plate wore off a loooooong time ago.
Over the past year I was part of a small group of stitchers "Friends Stitching Through the Seasons" we did a quarterly Exchange and my partner, Diane, received her last package yesterday. I really enjoyed this group quite a bit and will miss it next year. Here is a snap of the piece I stitched for her....
...... the chart is from Homespun Elegance and is one of the Cinnamon Stick's, I love this quote from "A Christmas Carol" - and have wanted to stitch it up for the longest time, and this was the perfect opportunity!! Although I did the stitching on this piece it was wonderfully finished by sweet Faye over at Carolina Stitcher, her finishing is top notch and makes the stitching that much more special - Thank you Faye!!!
There you go sports fans, thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!