I'm warning you up front, this is a picture laden post! I have been holding out on all of you. I wanted to surprise you with a grand finish but I just can't wait any longer. This is Dutch Beauty, almost complete. It is stitched on 36 count Edinborough Cream with the called for fibers. How long do you think it'll be till it's finished?
You can see from the cover of the pattern that this has been well used!
Isn't this a beautiful stitch and I just love the fabric! But, I have to tell you the truth - oh, I wish it were April Fool's Day - this is not mine (like you had any doubt whatsoever!) but it belongs to a lovely woman from our guild named Paula Wolfe. Here's a picture of Paula with HER sampler:
Isn't this the most beautiful thing? I swear, when she held it up, and I got close enough to really look at at, I got chills. I never thought I would want to stitch this but I'm telling you, Paula's work was flawless and it could not have been prettier. I asked her if I could post a little joke about it here and she was gracious enough to say yes. I just had to show this to you all - it really is amazing. Paula, if you're reading this post, please bring it to the next KSSG because I knowDEBis going to want to see it. Do you think I feel intimidated by women that create things like this when what I had there to work on was BoaF Patience? You bet your sweet bippy I do!!!!
Here's a pic of Julie working on Wayward Garden (Drawn Thread) with some of the church stained glass behind her.
Julie, Carol and I all ended up on a cozy couch 'cause all the tables were taken when we got there. Here's a pic of Carol -
Some of you may know her from Legacy (Carol in Toledo) or something like that. She's just the sweetest thing and the three of us had quite a good time stitching and talking and laughing.
This was today's project at Guild - a pinkeep made out of a clam. Our Guild president, Sharon designed it and I just love it.
This is the front of the needlebook - a stitched mermaid! Don't worry Deb, I got your kit and picked a very pretty shell for you!
Here's the back - a real clam shell! And just look at those tiny little shells that go on the end of the ties. Gorgeous!!!!
And this is the inside - pretty, isn't it?
There's a small needlebook that goes with it:
Isn't this the cutest set ever?! Sharon sold us the kit with everything we needed in the package to complete ours (except the skills) for $25. I'll show you mine when and if I ever get it completed.
I'm going to go work on this little angel doll I found at Marshall's HomeGoods. She was all of $9.99 and I think she's so cute. I'm going to paint her wings to get rid of the writing and I think she'll look like a million! She already looks old - I just loved her face and for $10 how can you go wrong?
We also have a drawing at each meeting and today I won! It was certainly worth the price of a ticket or five. Funny thing is.... when the called the numbers, I looked at mine and thought in my head the numbers were ahead of my starting number but they were not. Julie looked at my ticket and said, "You Won" that's the cleaned up version!!! ;-) Yeah, I haven't been diagnosed with dyslexia but I'm beginning to wonder........
Okay, that's it for today! I hope you all have a wonderful week and that the weather is beautiful wherever you are. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment - it's nice to know you're out there!