Bad BloggerWednesday, April 21, 2010
Only 2 posts for April. I can't believe it....where did this month go?
It's now official!!! I'm a bad blogger. If I had a rubber band around my wrist I would snap it. (Luckily, I'm not wearing one today!)
When Barb and I go to Gulf Shores, Alabama to "our" beach house we take a day and drive to Pensacola, FL. It's about a 45 mile trip one way but after driving 900 miles to get to the beach what is 45 more? We save this day to visit Needle Delights, the local cross stitch shop.
We pick out linen and patterns to stitch during our stay at the beach. Barb is stitching the above piece. It is a Workbasket pattern...their freebe. Barb is stitching hers on 20ct Cappuccino linen by Weeks Dye Works. She hasn't stitched on this large count linen before and is finding she loves it. She's using 3 strands of floss.
My choice for the week is one by The Sampler Girl. I loved the saying and all of the nautical elements. I'm stitching it on 28ct. Parchment by Weeks Dye Works.
Both samplers have progressed a bit....I will take pictures again so you can see how they are coming along. Great way to remember that special trip.
Kathy, the owner of Needle Delights is on the left. Tonia her right hand gal (and framer) is on the right. Kathy ran home and brought back this piece for us to see. She is stitching the Anniversaries of the Heart on 20ct linen by Weeks Dye Works. This piece took our breath away. Makes me want to do mine on 20ct now too. I can just see it over my fireplace. It will only cost about a million dollars to frame....but great way to spend a million.
I wish we had taken a picture of Tonya's project. (Tonya...if you are reading this send a picture!) She is working on the Christmas Village by Kathy Barrick. Stunning to say the least.
On the quilting front....Barb and I are in the final proofing stage of our newest book Country Inn. It should be going to the printer next week and will be released at Spring Quilt Market.
Barb and I are leaving this weekend for Stitchville USA. We are running around like crazy getting all the details finished for the weekend. Can hardly wait to get there and see everyone.