I visited with one of my dear friends today, and she RAK'd me! I was stunned (I still am stunned!!). This RAK was sooo generous! She gave me the custom cut of Lakeside Linens 40 ct Sand Dune for Village of Hawk Run Hollow! See why I am speechless? Oh, I cannot thank her enough for this generosity!! And, today I also picked up the just released Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 10th Anniversary Collection book - good day for me, eh? I am dying to sit down with this book now and really enjoy its contents! I have only flipped through it a little so far, and I am already loving it! I also picked up my very, very large cut of 40 ct cream linen for The Old Aviary Sampler... I hope to get started on this one with Michelle and Margaret... sooner than later!
Here is my first weekly update of Sampler Cove's Bordeaux Mystery Sampler! Anne and I are doing this as a SAL, and are doing it on different schedules. Since I stitch mine when I can at work, and she stitches it when she can find time, we have agreed to try to post weekly update pics... so, here is mine! Since I have not posted this in a while, I will give the facts on it again - mine is on Silkweaver 40 ct Atlantic Storm linen. The fibers are by Vikki Clayton and the chart was only available earlier this year as a 7 part mystery download.... we have all 7 parts now, so it isn't a mystery anymore LOL!! But, it is sooo stunning. I am thrilled with this one! I love the tiny little rhodes stitch grape clusters on the 40 ct :-)
And, since it is summer, I just cannot let too many days pass without some garden pics! I selected two out of about 60 that Mike has taken in recent days... one of my pink asiatic lilies and one of the many flower clusters off of my hydrangea.... now, back to stitching!! One of my friends told me today that while garden pics are cool, try to make sure there is more stitching than gardening pics! I am sure she meant that in a good way - LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Stitched on today: Bordeaux Mystery Sampler, Medieval Town Mandala (I'll count it, even though it is getting pulled out tomorrow) and Harvest Moon