Monday, August 15, 2005
Thanks Bea!!...& Reviving an old UFO :-)
...Oh, and yet another blog name change... I think I like this one better, with my name off of it :-)
I revived an old UFO tonight.... I cannot for the life of me remember when I started this, but I do recall stitching it... strange...It was definitely years ago, the chart is copyrighted in 1994...I am guessing I started this maybe five or six years ago.. this is Girl with Cat by Lanarte/Stoney Creek. Photobucket is down, so I had to use Blogger to upload the photo... wow, it's pretty small! You really cannot see all the white on white and 746 on white that is in the piece so far.... you will likely see it better in upcoming pics. I enjoyed stitching this so much tonight! I love how most of it is one strand of floss over two threads, while some colors are two strands of floss for depth... But my dilemma is this: where can I slide this into my rotation? Oh, the decisions to be made! I don't want to sacrifice anything else. Mike really likes this one, so it is "on" - I will be stitching it regularly - somehow, some way!!
I received a packet of belated birthday gifts from Bea today! I think she is in Ireland right now.... I love belated gifts, don't you?? Look at that sweet little sachet bag, plus a gorgeous skein of GAST (I can always use that!). Bea, you are a little doll, thanks so much!! And... that is not all she sent! She also sent me this adorable chart that I have longed for (and I don't know if she even knew I was longing for it!!):Mini Lighthouse 1 by Michael Powell!!!
The mailman also brought me some of my usual stash supplies.... I received the very pretty Mindy's Medleys #3 belfast fat quarter by Sugar Maple Fabrics from an ebay seller... and the August silk fibers of the month from Paw Prints Cross Stitch - a card of Glissen Gloss Colorwash Silk in 508, a skein of Soie d'Alger in 112, a skein of Silk Mori in 5055, and a spool of Soie de Paris in 1714 - very exotic little collection this month :-) And I also received 18th Century Colonial Garden, which had been on backorder for just a little time.... oh, and at last! The magnifica beads for Celtic Winter - those were seriously backordered (apparently, Mill Hill has been slow in getting those out... I noticed it at my LNS and through another online site too)... but, they are here now :-)
And, also, thanks Jenn for another great trade - she sent me a couple of skeins of Needlepaints and another cute Michael Powell chart! Thank you, thank you :-)
Stitched on today: Girl with Cat and 17th Century Irish Garden at work.... (yep, my new work piece)
Posted by Carol at Monday, August 15, 2005