All of the beading is done now and I am finally working on the extreme outer border of Celtic Winter. I can see the finish line now. I hope I can finish her tomorrow night, in fact. I am really feeling ready to have my first finish of the year! She beaded up really quickly, primarily thanks to my Tacky BOB. Beading with four (or even more) colors is just so quick and easy with a Tacky BOB (yes, I know I sound like an advertisement, but it is my favorite needlework tool these days). I don't know why I have two packs of the gold beads and the magnifica beads. Did I read or hear somewhere that I needed two packs of each of those? I can't remember, but I didn't need them. All four colors of beads require well under one pack each!! Oh well, I am sure I can use them for something :-)
I am pretty excited about having registered for Celebration of Needlework this morning. It is happening during the first weekend of May this year in Nashua, NH. That is my wedding anniversary weekend (May 8th), so I get to use the excuse that signing up for classes makes a great anniversary gift for me. Mike didn't mind :-) I have signed up for two classes this year :-) First, on Friday afternoon, I registered for The Elizabeth Pickney Sampler with Betsy Stinner, and then on Saturday morning, I registered for Crystal Winter with Jeannette Douglas. I have to wait for confirmation of these registrations, but I have never had a problem getting into any classes at Celebration before, so hopefully that will be the case again this year. I hope to see a lot of my friends there this year! I had such a good time meeting some of my blogging pals there last year :-)
I need to get back to Medieval Town Mandala this weekend, and then begin to get my Neighborhood RR set up... but first, I really want to get Celtic Winter finished!!
I hope to surf some blogs right now, but my sidebar seems to have disappeared and I guess Blogger is having its issues... so if you don't hear from me tonight, it is because I can't get to your blog link right now!
Oh, Jenna asked what size Q-Snap I am using for my big projects - that is the large size, 17" x 17" and I adore it! Yes, I do get good tension with it. However, the R&R fabric I am using for Garden Spot Sampler is stiff and weird feeling... not the best tension with that one, so I use my tiny 8" x 8" Q-Snap for that sampler or stitch in hand in some areas...
And, another blogger asked if she could use my "Stitched on today" line on her blog - of course, please do!!!!!
Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden for a bit at work today - finally - and I brought it home to post an update pic sometime this weekend, and Celtic Winter