I have finally gotten around to posting a WIP picture of 17th C. Irish Garden, which I work on at work (when I can, and lately, that just isn't often or for very long...). I still have a ways to go - this garden is much bigger than I had originally realized it would be. I love it, though. I hope I can fit it in enough to finish it by the end of the year. I write about it a lot, so I figured it was time to share how it is going.
And tonight I worked some more on Angel of Love - this project has been making Mondays more enjoyable for the past couple of weeks :-) But now it gets put away for a little bit, as Martina is due to release the next password for Medieval Town Mandala some time around next Monday... but I will go back to this angel once I finish Part 2 of MTM next month :-) I got a bit more of the beading done tonight, as well as part of the cape.
I got some exciting news today! My friend Carol emailed me to let me know that a new LNS, Colonial Needleworks, is opening up next weekend in Bedford, NH! That's only about fifteen minutes from my house! What fantastic news! Thanks, Carol, for the heads up! Mike already said he has made plans to take me out there next weekend! Since I have Friday the 28th off, we will probably go then :-)
I received a lot of stash in the mail today - here it all is. Leslie sent me this beautiful Celtic Angel chart, just out of kindness! Thank you, Leslie! She is even prettier than I had expected her to be - and yes, I will finish a few projects before I start her - LOL!! Thanks for the reminder :-) I also received The Red Heart Sampler by La-D-Da and Australian Heart kit by Victoria Sampler from Rocky Mountain Needleworking... two gorgeous hand dyed evenweaves by Hidden Treasures: Fairy Glen and Summer Sky. I received the beads and Kreinik for Mirabilia's new Garden Beauty, as well as some white Kreinik Silk Mori for Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm :-) Did I miss anything?? Pretty good day! (oops, I did miss one - a fat quarter of steel gray cashel came in today too - no plans for it yet, just was a huge bargain on ebay).
I was high bidder on ebay today for a custom dyed piece of cobblestone linen for L&L's Firefly Fairies (along with the chart, which I have already... hmmm... would make a good gift!!). I had been planning to dye my own fabric, but when I saw this, I copped out, I guess :-) Also, yesterday I was high bidder for the chart for LHN's limited edition Americana Sampling kit! Very cool!!
I have to agree with others who have been writing about this - Mirabilia's new limited edition pixie kit is adorable! Wow! But $50?? Yikes, I don't think I can swing it either!!
Jenna asked me where I got Porcelain Nosegay, which is sold out in a lot of places since the pretty floral button is no longer being manufactured.... I got mine at Down Sunshine Lane for $6.50. I saw on ebay today that someone is selling the chart, embellishments and the frame for only $12.00 - you might want to check that out too - sounds like a good deal!!
Stitched on today: Angel of Love and 17th Century Irish Garden at work.