It has been a very quiet weekend 'round here. I was off work on Friday and no thanks to a bit of ice and rain, it was a quiet day. I stayed in and stitched for most of the day. Pretty much did the same thing yesterday and today. Oh, I came up from my hibernation now and again. I'd like to say I came up to do a load of laundry, cook a meal or something else productive but mostly, I'd come upstairs for a fresh glass of iced tea and then head back downstairs. I was on a mission. I start a stitch-a-long with Yuko today and I am not a gal that likes to have several, BFM (Big For Me) projects going at once. So, before putting stitch one on Isabella Johnstone, I was working furiously to finish Marianne. I finished her late this morning. Pics are clickable....
Needleprint Blog (you can order the chart via the link). The colors are what I loved so I had to make some adjustments. Then, as I was stitching it, I thought something about it just wasn't looking right. A glance back at the color pic and I realized that the baskets weren't charted the way they appeared to be stitched on the original sampler.
This is how they were charted:
I got a wonderful package in the mail this week. I won a giveaway on Patty's blog and look what she sent me; a beautifully stitched and finished pin cushion to add to my collection and two skeins of CC floss in great colors! I love the thread color that Patty used on the pin cushion - it's so rich! Thank you so much, Patty - I am just tickled to death!
Thank you so much for all your comments on my last post! You're all, as I suspected, enabling romantics! No wonder I love you all so much! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go catch up on my blog reading!
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by.