What to do on a super hot Friday? Stitch and take cold showers!!! That's about all I can do at the moment. I may take off to a mall or the library to get some respite from our apartment but that means walking in this heat! I'm looking out our window and I spy some juicy blackberries...perhaps I will pick some! Gotta love those blackberries!
Last night, I stitched my little hot heart away and finished up Summer Quaker. I did a lot of it while camping but just couldn't quite finish it in time. I'm now mulling over how to finish it because there are 3 other seasons to stitch and I should probably do something that I can repeat easily. Well, I'll let it come to me as it usually does over time. I really need to get cracking on stitching Fall pieces. It seems that I'm always a month or two behind!! For now, feast your eyes on the lovely berry and rose colours of Summer Quaker.
Now onto some lovely stash and gifts I have recently received. Before we left for our trip, I received my amazing win from the most generous lady, Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I chose a selection of threads including Nan's Red which I have been wanting for awhile. Wow does she include a lot of thread! I definitely will be purchasing from her in the future! I also selected some trims and have been dying to feel the chenille trim and cluny lace. I can't wait to make some cute Christmas ornies and use those trims!
Oh! Who's that sniffing my trims?!??!!!
I also ordered some threads and fabric from Needlecraft Corner for my pattern The Magic Garden Sampler. Funny thing is I didn't see the other column of threads so I actually ordered only half the threads. Sigh. I'll have to order more another time! I really love the customer service from Needlecraft and how fast my orders arrive from the States. Stash fast is a good thing!
|Titus the Stashoholic|
There's my big fluffy boy!!!! He's a stashaholic can't you tell?!!!
Bear with me, I've got a little more to show! So just this morning the sweetest little package arrived from Portugal, from the sweet and very creative Nia!! She sent me the cutest little giraffe thread winder with my favourite DMC thread wrapped around his neck like a warm scarf! I've named him Georgie the Giraffe and he's just too cute! THANK YOU NIA you made me smile and my day!!!
|Georgie the Giraffe and cute postie from Nia|
Last note!! It's IHSW weekend and I have all of Saturday booked...insert frown here. I'll be working on either Jane or Knotgarden or both as much as I can squeeze in. Here's a look at Jane. I managed to stitch a bit on her last night in the cool night air.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend stitching!!
I almost forgot something! GASP! Thank you to my new followers for joining my blog and a big thank you to all for looking at my camping pictures. If you haven't seen them yet, you can take a look at the post below :D
HUGS from me and Titus!!