And, today was Legends of the Dragons - more knotwork, but didn't do any of the backstitching still :-)
I am really excited about this! I made a decision and talked to Mike, and he had no problems with this birthday choice of mine - I signed up for and ordered the kit for Chatelaine's Medieval Town Mandala online class starting on 10/1/05. I really enjoyed doing Mystery VI, so I think this one will be extra fun. I think I read somewhere in Dani's blog that she is also doing this class, so that will make it even more fun :-) Everything is all ordered up, so now I just have to wait - LOL!!
Heaven Lee Creations sent me my FOTM invoice today - and it was already marked to tell me I will be receiving Vanilla Sky 32 ct jobelan this month - looks neat, so I paid the invoice... can't wait to see it in when it comes in :-)Meanwhile, my July FOTM from Silkweaver came in today - this one is really pretty - a greyish, greenish stone type of color... wonderful neutral background!
And, I was shown yet again today that stitching friends are the best friends!! Thank you, Jenn, for the copy of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" that I received in the mail today! I love it and I will read it!! Jenn wants me to know that I am never too old to read Harry Potter. You are the sweetest, really love you! I feel very spoilt :-)
Q. Have you ever done a color conversion? If so, what did you think about
your results and would you do it again? If not, would you like to try
A. No, I have never been brave enough to come up with my own color conversion for anything. I have substituted a fiber here and there.... sometimes I add beads instead of metallics as I am on L&L's Earth Angel.... but along with not being brave I often feel that the designer puts so much into a project and I never want to second guess her (or him....).... Yet, having said that... I plan to stitch L&L's Celtic Autumn and Celtic Christmas using conversions by Victoria's Needle...
OK, are you ready?? I took 66 new photos in my garden today! No, I am not posting them all - although I would love to! Instead, I have selected most of the ones I can name.... not even all of those.... I will save the others until I can find their names (for now...). You will see in some that the very hot and dry temps here today affected the ability of some of the red and purple blooms to retain the pure color :-( Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful feedback about my garden! I think that by next summer I will be able to meet my goal of being able to divide some of the plants (many are finally getting to be huge) and begin to sell on ebay.... and outright to friends too :-)
Daylily: Lullaby BabyDaylily: Oomph PahDaylily: Rocket CityDaylily: Feather DownDaylily: Swedish GirlDaylily: Champagne TaffyDaylily: Siloam Ury WinnifordDaylily: PatternsDaylily: Morning SunshineDaylily: Mae GrahamDaylily: Black EyeDaylily: Hamlet (faded by sun and heat)Daylily: Jedi Irish SpringDaylily: Double Pom PomDaylily: Gypsy LaceDaylily: Critic's ChoiceDaylily: Driving Me WildDaylily: Rainbow SkiesDaylily: Yazoo Jim Terry (usually doubles, didn't today)Daylily: Vintage WineDaylily: Mickey MarcotteDaylily: CondillaDaylily: Tom WiseDaylily: Little PeanutDaylily: Dark AngelDaylily: Little Witching HourDaylily: Black PlushDaylily: Red RumDaylily: DauntlessDaylily: Purple Waters
Red Sox 9, Devil Rays 4 - day game today, had to listen on the radio when I could at work...
Stitched on today: Legends of the Dragons