Here is the birthday gift for Jenna , she is my partner in the birthday exchange club. Her birthday was this past Tuesday, but the postal service tortured me by delaying delivery of her package. I was so worried that it was lost. But, Jenna received it today and says she adores it and that makes me very happy! This is Dani the Stitching Dragon by Dragon Dreams, modified to purple as Jenna loves the color purple. I also left off the wording and added her name at the bottom. I put Jenna's initials in the hoop which is usually blank as an added touch. I finished it in a cube, as this seems to be my finish of choice at the moment. I put a lovely purple fabric on the back and sent along a few goodies that you see in the bottom photo.
Otherwise, stitching here is sporadic as I have been working a bit this past week and I have to go to work today. I am working on my full of hope pin keep and wanted to have it finished before the end of October. But, I don't think that is going to happen. Next Tuesday, I am having some oral surgery-so who knows how much stitching will go on next week. We'll see. Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend and lots of stitching.
This week I was the recpient of not one but two smile awards from two lovely ladies Jamie from Lavender and Lace Stitches and Tracy of The Passion of My Needle. They both make me smile and it was really great of them to think of me. I am glad to know that I only terrorize my kids-LOL This obviously brought a smile to my face and it's nice to know you touch other's. So, enough of my yakking, you have to pass this on to ten other people-which I find very hard to do and even if I don't say you specifically-know that you ALL touch me everyday by your comments,friendships, fabulous stitching and your blogs.
This is the biscornu finish I was telling you about before I left retreat. The design is called berryscornu and is by Periphaeria Designs . I did it on 28 ct. linen, (don't remember the name of the color) with spotted cobra silk by Silk N Colors. I used VC deep purple silk for the seam. The buttons were just some porcelain beads I found at Michael's. What can I say-this girl likes beads. LOL
Now retreat was just awesome and my best friend Tina went with me! The retreat was given by my LNS Needle Delights . Kathy who is the owner did such a fantastic job. Also, not to forget her two helper's Rebekah and Tonia. We had three trunk shows at the retreat. They were Milady's Needle, Debbee's Designs and Ewe and Eye and Friends. They were just gorgeous to see. Kathy also set up a boutique for us to shop from and I think she practically brought half of her store. She had some exquisite scissor fobs, zipper pulls, needle markers and stitch counters. I think I spent half my time shopping-LOL.
She gave us two projects to stitch if we wanted and she even offered a hardanger class. I was bad-I should have taken that class. She also gave away lots of great door prizes and little gifts to us. One of the highlights of the trip was that I got to meet fellow blogger Marjean of Linen and Lagniappe , and her friend Kaye. Marjean's stitching is gorgeous and in fact her stitching leporello (hope I spelled that right)won the stitching exhibit. She does gorgeous Mirabilia's. You should pay her blog a visit and say hello. It was great to meet you Marjean and Kaye! All in all a fab weekend with just beautiful weather and my best friend Tina beside me, who could ask for anything more. I will definitely be making this an annual trip!
Yes, I am still alive! Just busy working and trying to get my household ready for my brief absence as I am off to my stitcher's retreat. Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my ice cream sundae finish. Love them and I appreciate it so much! I have a biscornu finish that I will post when I get back. I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll catch you Sunday!
First, of all let me thank you for all the wonderful comments on my last post. Thanks too for the suggestions regarding my furbabies! I did end up getting a runner to go across it and have tried using the water bottle sprayer in order to keep them off it. They actually haven't been too bad and if they even see me with sprayer in hand, they get the heck out of Dodge! LOL
This is Ice Cream Sundae by CCN. I finished it today. I decided not to do the border, as I tend not to like them. So, the ladies in my local stitching group suggested I do something different and this was it. The swirl part at the top is supposed to be in white, but I changed it to the fudge ripple-which is like a chocolate color. I did consider doing the whole border in that color, but for now it will stay like this. Since, I put this on a pink fabric, I notice that the white seems washed out too. But, irl it doesn't look like that. Sorry, the picture is a tad crooked no matter how I tried to straighten it out.
I can't believe another week has gone by. It's officially Autumn now, though you wouldn't know that in Florida. I was a little better about posting an update. But, some of my time is now consumed with kids and homework. So, I guess once a week is not to bad. Anyway, I must run. You all take care and have a great week!