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Yay! Finish # 2 of the year for me! Kinda pathetic, but oh well. This one is a freebie from Workbasket, stitched on 32 ct ( or 36, I am not sure) raw linen with 2 strands of DMC Ecru. And it goes with the Quaker SAL on the STO yahoo group, yay!
I received a nice RAK from Kendra this week, some fantastic fabric that she got a huge bargain on. It is 28 ct. and a nice oatmeal color. I am already thinking of the possibilities with this giant piece that she sent. Thanks again, Kendra!
I also received 2 charts that I ordered the second week of April…let’s just say that I am not a very happy customer with how things were handled, and I am probably not going to do business there for a while (like I need to buy more anyway…?). And, it wasn’t Stitching Bits & Bobs who are notoriously slow with shipping. I am hoping that it was just a fluke. ‘Nuff said.
I got “My Beloved” from Country Cottage Needleworks and “A Spot of Halloween” from Midnight Stitching. Love love love them both. The designer for Midnight Stitching is my the STO yahoo group and we are doing a SAL of our designers this month, so I was hoping to have this chart by the beginning of May to at least put a few stitches in it, but it wasn’t meant to be. C’est la vie. At least they are here now.
I will have to work on other stuff for a while since the cross stitching stuff is packed. Unless I really do decide to do Mother’s Tree over one, I have that out still…
If you could only stitch one more piece what would it be and why?
Funny that this is the question this week since I saved a piece of fabric from the craft room packing fiasco and the other stuff I had kitted for Mother’s Tree and set about gridding the fabric. But now I have decided that I might not want to do it over one on 32 count. Why? Because I would go crazy and I am afraid. So, I am mulling it over some more.
The answer for me would be “Mother’s Tree” by Lavender and Lace. I have traced back 9 generations of Mothers (with Gram S.’s help) and have them all graphed out. It is destined to be an heirloom once I actually get it done.
I blogged about the hunt for mothers here.
Has everyone seen the Freebie Gallery Blog that Carol created??? What an awesome database of stitched freebies, many with the links to where the chart can be downloaded. Get a cup of tea and have a little sit down for a bit. Thank you so much, Carol!