Thursday, April 28, 2005

Image hosted by Photobucket.comEarth Angel today :-) Lots and lots of blue.... and I added some of the petite gold beads I am using instead of the gold metallic thread for which the chart calls - this is my own modification. I really didn't think the DMC gold thread would look as well as the beads. Originally I had regular size gold Mill Hill beads, but since I am using 32 ct evenweave, I opted to use the petite beads instead. If this were on 28 ct, I think the larger beads would look better...

I received the Petite Treasure Braids (PB 01, PB 02 and PB 03) from the ebay seller today... I have so many upcoming projects that call for Petite Treasure Braid, so this is a welcome addition to my stash. And, I also received the 32 ct Breeze lugana by Sugar Maple Fabrics, which is gorgeous - even more vibrant than the photo! With that order were also the two skeins of Moss Waterlilies for Skyler Wayne :-)

Moments ago, I learned I was high bidder for Year in Stitches by Elizabeth's Designs - I am thrilled with this!! Sometimes I just crave an Elizabeth's Designs project - this booklet contains 12!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI wanted to share with you this photo of our cute little cherry tree in our backyard. It started to bloom a few days ago, but it has been very rainy here. This afternoon when I got home from work there was some sun and the rain was taking a break, so I ran out with the camera to get a photo before more rain knocks the blooms off! I don't know the name of this cultivar. It was tagged as an "import" at the nursery when we bought it three years ago. I love the trunk of this tree - it is very windy and twisty - it looks great at Halloween time when the branches are bare! It will be even better when the tree gets bigger :-)

Stitched on today: Peacock Cypher at work (complete with some frogging...) and Earth Angel

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Earth Angel is looking lovely, Carol - great progress :)

Karen

Bea said...

Hi Carol,
I love your Little Wings...I should stitch it too....
Good shopping last day! I always follow your shopping.

Kiwi Jo said...

Earth Angel is my favourite of your WIP. I may be tempted....Lovely cherry tree too.