It's my chosen night tonight to work on the Celtic Ladies SAL... I am really starting to get hooked now on my Celtic Winter. She is so much fun to stitch, and I realize I am a total "Lavender & Lace Addict" anyhow!! My fabric is darker and deeper than my photos show. Mike is a better photographer than I am, so I will ask him to photograph her soon to be able to more accurately show my fabric color :-) (How strange, my photos of CW give the appearance of the floss not making good coverage on the lugana, while in real life, it covers very well... what is up with that??).
Q. Do you mark or hi-lite your patterns or can you follow them without any markings? Do you make copies to mark up, or do you mark originals?
A. No, actually, I don't highlight my charts, or copies of charts. I always figured it was more work and more time-consuming to put down my needlework, grab a highlighting pen and then highlight the chart... I prefer to just keep stitching. I usually do just fine with following a chart without any highlighting. And, I only make working copies of my charts if it is a large, flimsy, fragile chart... like the big flimsy fold out charts Passione Ricamo prints... I have found it impossible to stitch from those... they tear almost immediately :-(
Thank you Becky! I just received the most lovely package from her today, which included fibers for the Jeannette Douglas design we both want to stitch... and the most adorable M Designs chart, Dragonflies, Ladybugs & Bees! This was done simply out of the kindness of her heart, and I appreciate her so!! She is such a good friend to so many of us :-)
I had some free time today and was feeling the need to be uplifted... and I was working on 17th Century Irish Garden at work, and needed a lavender floss to stitch the lavender (as in the herb) in the garden ( you see, I am using the DMC conversion for the chart since Madeira floss is impossible to get around here... although the factory is here in New Hampshire... go figure!!.... and this one floss color has no DMC conversion).... so I made a jaunt to the LNS and selected Pixie Dust Crescent Colours floss to use for the lavender... and while there... well, I broke down and got Baby Bug Ball (I can finally scratch that one off my wish list!!) and Sabbath Day (a must-stitch for my Mom)....
While I did get in the last fat quarter of 25 ct lugana for a HAED design... I can't blog about my other arrivals today because they are gifts for others... Christmas is coming all to soon!!
CONGRATULATIONS HOUSTON ASTROS!!! I hope you win the World Series!
And, even better....Welcome back to practice Tedi Bruschi!! The Patriots have missed you and your leadership - woo hoo!
Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden and Celtic Winter
P.S. - - - Happy 20th Anniversary to my brother Scott and his wife Renee :-)