I asked Mike to take a photo of my Earth Angel this afternoon - he does a much better job! This one really shows the colors, the beads and the fabric much, much better - so this is her "official portrait" :-) I researched back in my blog, and I stitched her from 3/16/05 - 10/10/05 in my rotation. I was asked in yesterday's comments section what will replace her in my rotation. For now, nothing will. I need the spot to catch up on what I have going... and if I could only find time to work on Girl with Cat, Angel of Love, Little Wings and/or Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, I would be so happy :-) And, someone asked how I will finish her off... Mike seems to like this one quite a bit, and she is going to be framed (very soon, I hope!!) along with Fairy Flora, Miracle Butterfly, Petal Fairy and Celtic Band Sampler... one big delivery to the framer soon!
It's Garden Spots Sampler SAL night with Jo. I don't think I got much done, really. I was so distracted by the baseball game! But, I do love this sampler so much. I have probably already said this, but this is such a fun and lovely stitch! I believe Jo agrees. The orange/rust blob in the center right of the picture is the beginnings of a leaf... will have to finish that next Tuesday... will look better then. Sorry you can't enlarge the picture, I again had to use Photobucket to post this...
I have two charts that are available for adoption right now - Petal Fairy (***Petal Fairy is claimed now) and Earth Angel(***Earth Angel is also claimed now) - each is used but still in great condition. Free to a good home :-) First come, first served :-)
These are the two Kustom Krafts charts I picked up on ebay over the weekend... I got Green Dragon for my niece, but In Blue is mine, all mine :-)
Now this blog entry is going to get a little bit long... I got in a whole bunch of stash today, I ordered some stash.... and I was high bidder on something I cannot believe I found! I am a Jeannette Douglas addict. 100% through and through. Tonight I was high bidder for the chart for Ottawa Sampler, one of her limited edition pieces! Looks like the two JABC buttons needed will be easy to order. I am so thrilled!
It certainly is true that "when it rains, it pours." I have been waiting forever for my many ordered items to come in, and almost all of them came in all at once today. It was fun to open it all up! I received the latest issue of Just Cross Stitch today - nothing in it thrilled me at all... can't win them all, that is for sure! I also got in a spool of Kreinik for Mermaids of the Deep Blue, the accessory pack for Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm, Mirabilia's new Garden Beauty, Little House Needleworks' Coffee Menu, Country Cottage Needleworks' Ladybugs and Bumblebees, Passione Ricamo's stunning Dawn Fairy Spirit of Grace, a large cut of R&R 36 ct light cappuccino linen, a fat quarter of Silkweaver 36 ct Golden Promise, a fat quarter of SMF's Oddball belfast, a fat quarter of R&R 40 ct Sheeps Straw linen, a fat quarter of Hidden Treasures' Winter Sky 28 ct evenweave... and a bonus of some sort from Stitching Bits & Bobs of a skein of Rajmahal Art Silk in Shade 115, a silky deep purple - didn't expect that, but thanks! Where to even begin with all of this??!
...And, I got two new Silkweaver solos today - both 36 ct edinborough fat quarters... one primarily beige, one primarily rose... those are super hard to get, they go fast... but I could not get the pics to go up... so I will post them instead when they come in the mail :-) But, Blogger let me get the Ottawa Sampler up tonight... looks like it is working again, but now my entry is getting very long... so will still skip the solos :-)
Oh, of course... it is New DVD Release Tuesday - got one I have wanted for a while now, Kingdom of Heaven - love movies with knights and medieval themes! Can't watch it tonight though - Angels/White Sox ALCS game is on! (Angels won! 3-2 over the White Sox - woo hoo! - they just have to win 3 more games and they will be off to the World Series!).
Christine asked which HAED designs I am looking to do... Revelations, Waiting for Neptune, Sebastien, and The Master Plan are all in my stash :-) Want to do them all, of course! LOL!!
Stitched on today: Garden Spots Sampler