I really love stitching on Convent's Herbal Garden. It gives me yet another reason to love Friday nights!! I finished the lower right garden tonight - lots and lots of little queen stitches. I love doing queen stitches (seriously, I do!!). I can't wait until I reach the point where I can do the beading in this central section of the garden - it is going to be really shimmery.
I am posting this primarily for
Jo: this is my floss toss for our upcoming Garden Spots Sampler SAL. Obviously, this is not my actual piece of fabric - it is a small cut that I have kitted up for a different project, but it is R&R 40 ct Creme Brulee. I think all of the gorgeous Victoria Clayton silks show up well on it :-) I am looking forward to seeing your fabric choice too (and this is also a sneak peek for you to see how lovely the silks you ordered will be!!).
I picked up the DMC floss for the alternate color conversion for Celtic Autumn today... I really love that one, and the floss was on sale - which I did not know until I got to A.C. Moore. That is always a nice thing to discover!! And, then I just could not ignore the Labor Day Sale at Stitching Bits & Bobs - no, of course I couldn't, that would not be like me! I started off by getting this gorgeous fat quarter of Heritage Cashel from Picture This Plus - it screams "stitch a pretty sampler on me!!," so I will!! And I got the two packs of 13007 MH embellishments for Mermaids of the Deep Blue, six skeins of GAST in Black Raspberry Jam for Paradigm Lost (I don't know how many I will need, but six is a good start) and a pack of creme de mint frosted beads for that Celtic Autumn Color Conversion.... can't wait! Last night I ordered the 20" x 20" cut of Ray of Light Belfast for Taj Mahal, and the four cards of Petite Treasure Braid (again for Celtic Autumn...) from Paw Prints Cross Stitch.
So... are you wondering yet why this entry is entitled "Oh Ava!"?? Well....
...I left the room for just a couple of minutes tonight while I had been stitching. Somehow my Ava got underneath my Q-Snap with my garden on it (yikes! White belfast linen! Luckily, no stains). I have no idea how she did this. It had been propped against the back of the sofa. She got onto the chart and some magazines we were reading earlier, and I don't know if it fell on her or if she pulled it down. I am guessing the latter, because the needlework is right side up...hmmm.... She has been in rare form all night - first she was allowed out on the porch with Mike this evening, and she immediately bolted off to hunt for chipmunks. Then when we brought her in she took to swatting all the other cats, being very bossy - she even swatted me too. This little girl needs a talking to - interfering with my needlework is not acceptable :-)
Mmmmm, we found another excellent restaurant tonight - Cat 'N Fiddle in Concord, NH :-) It's nice to find new places to eat!
Stitched on today: Convent's Herbal Garden, and 17th Century Irish Garden (at work)