Hello, dear friends!
Last Saturday, the Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild had a slumber party. It was hosted by Lynn at her beautiful home and we had a blast. Now, I know what you're thinking. Really? A bunch of women sitting around in their pj's stitching - whoa, yeah, FUN!!! But it was. It really was. Lynn's house is beautiful and she has the most amazing collections scattered throughout. We dubbed it the Victorian Secrets Sleepover - not that our pj's necessarily looked victorian rather than Victoria's but lets just say,
I won't be showing you pictures of us in our nighties!
Sharon, our guild president thought it appropriate that we do a little project to commemorate the event.
Lynn has two darling Scottie dogs so Sharon created this project for us:
But wait! These aren't just cute little Scottie's..... Look:
They're tape measures! As you can see, Julie and I forgot to add the tongue - and our stitching around them is all slightly different. Sharon has an eye on hers but I wanted to add a bead for an eye, but have yet to do it so mine can't see yet. The tape measure rolls back up using a little stick with the wooden beads on it that is hidden in the scottie. Is this the cutest thing ever???? The tape measure is made out of silk ribbon that we marked ourselves. This is also a pinkeep as you can see on Sharon's dog's blanket but Julie and I didn't bring pretty pins with us so we'll have to add those.
If you would like one of these little kits, send Sharon an email.
You can reach her at: email@example.com
She'll have to tell you the cost - I have no idea as it was a gift to those at the sleepover!
Thank you, Sharon!
I just love my little Scottie dog!
I was feeling pretty good about myself - having gotten a good start on Marianne Wenn. But what do you get for having foolish pride?
You get smacked right upside the head, that's what.
Pretty early on I discovered that I had an error, or thought I did but I couldn't find it but did I stop stitching - NO! I kept on going until I finished that last blue row of hearts and the extra stitch that is now really bugging me. I have been looking for the error, counting the black border row over and over again figuring that had to be where it was but couldn't find it. DEB found it in about 2 seconds just by looking at a photo I sent her and now, I have to decide whether to frog (a lot) or just keep compensating for my error. The S on the first row is one stitch over to the right which means the border is one stitch over to the right which means everything is off. But..... Deb just suggested a possible correction which should work. At least I didn't bring the border in too close which means I do have room. I think I'm going to go with Deb's suggestion to start the next row in the exact center and then work off that row from now on.
Anyway.... I do like the way it's looking! I have already had to amend some of my colors. The brown for the dog and the gold were changed. I can't remember right now what I changed them to but if you're at all interested, I can post them again later.
Thank you all so much for your well wishes after my last post. I am doing fine - I see the cardiologist at the end of the week and hope to get back to the treadmill right after that. I'd much prefer running outside but it's just a bit too chilly and icy and I'm a clutz (as you all know). For now, the treadmill is the best I can do!
Oooooh, do you want to spend some money????
I can help.
After seeing a lovely stitchers wallet on Margaret's blog, I paid Natalia a cyber visit and I picked up one as well. Isn't this pretty? I just love the fabric!!!
So pretty in pink!
I love the colors and it's beautifully made. It is now the keeper of that pesky Marriane Wenn Sampler.
Thank you, Natalia! I love it!
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