I am seeing RED ~ in good ways and bad! First the good red! My craft room floor is done! The corners matched up and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Here's a quick pick of the floor.
I'll post a picture of the whole thing in the next few days after I get everything loaded back in there.
Next, I finished up the little BBD freebie/contest chart (I feel my mojo coming back!). The rules said you had to add a bird (I hope two birds are okay, and add a family name). I made mine a tribute to my Mamaw who was my mother's mom. She was a beautiful woman, with dark hair and dark eyes from East Tennessee. She had a hard life; she raised 5 kids, had a husband who could be abusive and she died young ~ in her mid 50's. I changed the sampler a bit because I wanted to include her birth year but keeping true to the original, I had her stitch this when she was 9 years old. I added the two blackbirds (from another BBD pattern; Where My Heart Blooms) because I liked the way they balanced the piece and I loved how the black popped against the reds. I stitched this on 30 Count R&R, Korty's Special Blend using NPI Light, Medium and Dark Clove. I stitched the last two letters of Henderson over one so it would fit on that line and I also stitched the birds over one as well. Thanks Barb and Alma; I love this little chart!
Thanks to all my new prim blog friends, I'm searching out the thrift stores with a new eye. Here are a couple of things I found today that I intend to paint and prim up. I'll show you the finished products when I post pics of my loaded (overloaded, really) craft room. The little book/drawer stand was $7 and the note pad holder was $2.
And now the reason I'm seeing RED in a not so good way..... if any of you have ever looked at my photo album on the right side of my blog you will see that I have had quite a few things framed. On Tuesday, Sue (my framer) called to tell me that the store she works in is CLOSING! Oh NO!!! They were all told on Monday night and she called me on Tuesday to let me know. I can't even give her the little BBD piece I just finished and I was SO looking forward to picking out the perfect frame for Elizabeth Savilles. Yes, there are other places that frame things but nobody had the frame selection Sue carried. I am sick. I am mostly sick about all the gals that are now out of a job. Sue, Andrea, Erin, Helen and all the others that work there are so wonderful and I feel so badly for them. This is a shop where they knew me by name and were always friendly and helpful. My husband could always go in there and they'd help him find the perfect gift (usually a bead for my Troll Bead bracelet). My husband thought that I was single handedly keeping them in business but apparently not. I'm not sure now what will happen to the cute downtown in which this store was located and not sure at all what I'll do for framing.......
It's a beautiful day here in SE Michigan - it's time to get outside! Have a glorious weekend!
It's a beutiful day here in Michigan and I must get back outside. Have a great weekend everyone!