Here is my latest update of Bordeaux Mystery Sampler for Anne. I had some time at work today to stitch on this for a bit, and now we are both finished with Part 1 :-) I looked at Part 2 today and almost fell off my chair when I saw that we get to do a great many little grapes, all over one, all about 10-12 stitches per grape... gulp... I am stitcing on 40 ct!! I already did some of these on each side of the verse in Part 1, but that was nothing compared to what is ahead in Part 2... (knocking knees)...
Here is the super cute "anti-frogging" device that Jo made me for my birthday...
And, here is the cute back... I love this fob! She also gave me the pretty purple scissors!
Annemarie sent me a Dutch magazine that features the latest Jan Houtman sampler chart! Amazing! And, she also sent me a stunning fat quarter of a German 30 ct linen that I think is called Medium Examplar - oh, gorgeous! Plus a pretty skein of Needle Necessities too!
Heather sent me the latest issue of Cross Stitch Quick & Easy, a sheet of cute cat stickers for my correspondence... and a beautiful box of chocolate fruit cremes that are now in Mike's snack closet (I don't eat sugar, but he loves when my friends send European chocolate!! LOL).
Michelle sent me the Hand-Dyed Fibers silk pack for Old Aviary Sampler! We are going to be stitching this together sometime soon - wow!! And, in the same photo is the front of a super cute ornament/fob from Bine featuring some lovely Elizabeth's Designs motifs...
...and, here is the back (along with the silks from Michelle again...).... cute, isn't it??
And... Anne sent me a Silkweaver gift certificate, part of which I used to get a fat quarter of their new French Vanilla Swirl on 40 ct..... that new color looks wonderful, great sampler color!
Thank you, my dear friends, you have made my birthday wonderful - I am speechless, I could thank you all forever!
Stitched on today: Bordeaux Mystery Sampler and Medieval Town Mandala