Tuesday, January 11, 2011
15 Project Challenge---first finish
good morning all!
I finished the first of the 15 new projects last night. Our little visitors have not arrived, so I had plenty of stitching time again yesterday. I got a good start on this one over the weekend, so I decided to keep working on it.
It is Lizzie Kate's Friendship Begins design. The entire project was a RAK from my good friend Sue V. She sent the pattern, a large piece of fabric & all of the flosses for it. How sweet is that???
I am not sure of the name of the aida...it is a hand dyed....16 ct. The flosses were mostly GAST, with a couple dmc thrown into the mix.
I really enjoyed stitching this piece. Normally using a 'white' floss drives me nuts, but it showed up nicely on this piece of fabric. (oatmeal GAST)
Today, I will be working on one of the two ornaments that I started....either sock monkey or the JBW star. We will see which one decides to speak loudest when I pull the tote out!!
Yesterdays mail brought a wonderful surprise. In one of my groups, we had a small exchange for Christmas. Well, my package was coming from the UK. Mail coming to our area from across the pond always seems to take a long time.....well, this sure did!!!!! The post mark was Dec.8th. It took 2 days shy of FIVE WEEKS to get here. Oh, it was so worth the wait thou!!!!! Not only did my partner stitch me a gorgeous ornament, she stitched my grandsons each a gorgeous ornament & included a pair of penguin socks & a hanger for a finished piece. Thank you so much Lynette!!!!! The arrival was perfect, since yesterday was a hard day!
Have a super day everyone...thank you for your visits & your kind comments. They are all so truly appreciated!