Thank you all so very much for the overwhelming comments on Mary Gibson. I can't believe how many of you took a minute to leave me a note and I am so appreciative.
I also found some new stitching friends as a result, so for that I'm grateful as well!
I dropped Miss Mary off at the framer late last week and she will be happy to make an appearance again once she is completely outfitted.
I was flattered to have my Mary featured on the Needleprint Blog yesterday which is where I first discovered her.
What a thrill! Thank you, Jacqueline!
After stitching Mary, I took a couple of days rest and then proceeded to work on Eve's Garden by Shepherd's Bush. A complete change of pace, but a nice one. This piece is really pretty with its very soft, pastel colors and gentle look. I always think one thread over two on 32 count is going to look blah but somehow,
these pieces always look wonderful.
Don'tcha love the pink flower and cute sheep?
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And, I don't know about you but I think Adam's oak leaf is disguising the fact that he is, uh-hum, very excited for Eve's arrival!
Makes You Wonder, doesn't it?
Eve should be making an appearance this weekend and lets be honest,
Adam is beside himself with excitement!
I spotted this pine tree with cones just beginning to show themselves a couple of weeks ago.
Aren't they a beautiful color?
And, because I love all things pink (and red) my sweet mother sent me these pretty pillow cases she found while she was out and about:
I love the pretty pink, accented with red, flowers and that beautiful crocheted edge!
I'll put them on a bed but there better not be any heads actually resting on these! Nope, these are just for lookin' pretty!
I doubt these were ever used because they are in pristine condition.
I love 'em!
While visiting an out of town antique store not too long ago, I spotted this little beauty:
I didn't buy it (too pricey for me) but I thought it was really pretty.
Frankly, I'd have put a prettier color of thread on it and it would have looked better but they didn't ask me to style their booth.
I believe this type of machine was once mounted on a sewing table but don't quote me on that. Two bills (for those not in the US, that means $200) was more than I was willing to part with to have another thing to dust.
What I did buy was this:
A small wheel that I will, one of these days, turn into a wind chime to hang in my garden.
I'm thinking that I'll string some pretty beads/crystals and add old silverware to make the chimes.
I have a vision in my head (no, I'm not hallucinating) and hope it will be as sweet as I envision.
That's it. That's all I've got today.
Well, except for this:
Someone told me that she thought this blogging thing is all just a big
"pat each other on the back" society.
And it is, but it's bigger than that.
Lets face it, in the world scheme of things, we're really a pretty small group and we should be encouraging and applauding each other.
I love seeing what you're working on and I love being inspired by the things you create.
I am grateful for your visits, your comments, your creative and sharing spirit and your friendship.
Thank you so much for stopping by!