We finally made it out to the trailer this past weekend. The weather was perfect. I spent over an hour cutting the grass around my in-laws' cottage (my DH did the grass around during the trailer and the parking area)and then settled down to some serious stitching.
I managed to finished up three Christmas ornaments:
Pattern: Britty Christmas Kitty
Designer: Brittercup Designs (2005 JCS Special Christmas Issue)
Fabric: 28ct Evenweave
Pattern: Season of Love
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks (2010 JCS Christmas Preview Issuer)
Fabric: 28ct Evenweave
Pattern: Quaker Birds
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 30ct Cocoa Linen
As I mention earlier I participated in the My Favourite Things exchange at Stitched With Love Exchanges. On Friday Elaine emailed that everyone has received their packages so now we can post pictures on our blogs. The following is what I received from Cherise. She pick up from my questionnaire that I loved Christmas and sent along this lovely assortment of goodies.
And isn't this pillow absolutely gorgeous. I love it so much and can't until December so I can display it.
The following is what I sent to Greta. I made a needlebook using a Jeannette Douglas design called Sweet Tulip.
I am almost finished the stitching on the Cappuccino Milk Chocolate Truffle by Gingerbread Girl. I hope to get beading done this weekend.
On Tuesday my DH and I went out to see a movie - Prometheus (good visually but the plot needed some work) - and before it started I popped into Chapters next store and picked up the JCS Christmas preview issue. I have picked out at least 4 ornaments that I want to stitch. I need an ornament with a bird in July for the Christmas All Year Round blog and I am thinking of doing the one from Blue Ribbon Designs. I will decide over the weekend.
On a final note I want to mention that Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks is offering a chart called Love Another-Famine Relief on her site. In an effort to raise money for the immediate need of food in Africa she is asking that you consider making a donation to a charity of your own choosing or to the ones she suggested before downloading the chart. It is a lovely chart.
Well that is it for now. Take care and happy stitching!!!!!