OK, I took my own advice and decided to accelerate Earth Angel a bit - I know Jenn is a little bit behind me with Mermaid Heaven right now, so I put that aside and spent today giving a lot of attention to Earth Angel (which I am also stitching with Jenn, and I hope she doesn't mind that I have to get this one going now...). I got a whole lot of her wings done as well as more of the floral border underneath her... however, I don't know how much longer she will take to finish. But I will be adding her in here and there much more often until she is done.... that should help to open up a slot for when the Chatelaine class starts :-)
I have no idea how I won these bids - I had forgotten about them, really. I got these two amazing fabrics for ridiculously low bids. I totally expected to get outbid - by a lot! I am thrilled. I have been trying to get a fat quarter of SMF's Serendipity for some time now. They have the color off of the their catalog on their site, and I was worried I would not get any. But today I got a whole fat half of Serendipity 32 ct opalescent lugana! I want to stitch Fairy Roses on this.
Then I also got this fat quarter of Silkweaver's Thunderstorm belfast for super, super cheap! I stitched Blackbird Design's Moon Garden sampler on this last year, and it is an amazing color!! The seller has excellent feedback, so it must just have been a matter of great timing to get these. Now I have tons of fabric (and the Red Sox won the World Series last year), so I can die happy :-)
Speaking of the Red Sox... Red Sox 2, Athletics 1 :-)
Oh, and I was able to get this issue of The World of Cross Stitching, #72, today too - not because I want to stitch Eeyore, but for the adorable Valerie Pfeiffer birds in this issue. I am thrilled to be getting this one now!!
I loved watching Sahara while I was stitching tonight - it also gets an A++, with its only drawback being that I had to look up an awful lot to catch the action.
Oh, my aching back!! Actually, it is Mike who has had a sore back of late, but Beau seems to be emulating his master and jumped right into his spot with the heating pad today :-)
Stitched on today: Earth Angel