What a challenge this was tonight. My dear little Anouk decided nothing would make her happier than to lay on my chart as I was stitching tonight - no matter how or where I moved the chart, Anouk was absolutely sure to follow!! This is three hours of work, and all I managed to accomplish was a medium sized floral motif, a small floral motif and a grey line.... oh well. I think this is because in the last couple of weeks I have taken to stitching this in hand, as the R&R 40 ct linen just does not sit well in the Q-Snap at all. I don't stitch in hand all that terribly often, so this is an adjustment for me.
The mailman was friendly again today. I got in some stash - a collection of four Mirabilia charts from ebay - just over $8 for all four!! I am only showing Fairy Tales in the photo - the rest will make great gifts, so I am hiding their identities LOL! Also, after reading Christine's rave reviews of the fabric she recently got in from Tirowen Fabrics, I decided to give them a try too - I thought their Nebula was stunning, and perfect for a celestial themed piece. So, I ordered a fat quarter of the belfast about five days ago... and it already came in today. I love it!!! I will order from them again - friendly emails, fast service, they take PayPal, lovely fabric... only thing missing is no FOTM yet, but I bet that will come along soon!
And, who is surprised that I could not resist Silkweaver's Customer Appreciation Sale? Nobody is fooled, of course I couldn't resist... you were tempted too, right? I got a fat quarter of 32 ct Poltergeist Reflections lugana... because I have been eyeing it (and might use it for Pacifica!!), and a fat quarter of Morning Dew 36 ct linen - I have been tossing around the idea of stitching Little Wings on 36 ct for a while now. This is why I have not worked on it since June. I don't want to toss all the work I have done, but L&L's model is on 18 ct aida and looks so nice in that size... and I like this Morning Dew color... what am I going to do??????
Well, once again, it is New DVD Release Tuesday! Madagascar (which we just watched, very, very cute!) and The Skeleton Key.
It was raining most of the day today, and when I left my office at 5:30 PM it was amazing - all the accidents! It begs me to wonder that if folks cannot manage to drive safely in the rain, how the heck are they going to manage when the snow arrives soon??? See why I don't like to drive in the snow?? (I have a long commute on the interstate each day between New Hampshire and Massachusetts - it is like being in hell in the winter). Anyhow, if what I saw tonight is a sign of things to come - oh my!!
Stitched on today: Garden Spot Sampler