Cape Cod Girls
The Primitive Needle
36 ct. Highland Fabric
I just love the frame for this one. This picture doesn't do it justice, but it looks like fish scales with small flecks of gold in real life! Very perfect for the piece! Sometimes it surprises me that Joanne's actually has some great frames.
I also picked up Queen Bee by Shepherd's Bush:
Shepherd's Bush Kit
I love the framing on this one too! These are not the best pictures. It's been cloudy as heck with little bursts of sun. Taking a picture inside is hopeless, and just as I'd get outside, the sun would go away again. Michigan weather for ya!
Stalking of the mailman proved successful this week! He hates when boxes or large envelopes come because our mailbox is at the curb. If he has to get out of his truck and walk up the drive and walkway, he gets cranky. Poor man - he'll get over it! The day he brought this package, the squirrels were in our Oak tree tossing acorns down at the poor guy. He came up rubbing his head telling me we had vicious squirrels! HA!
But I was doing a happy dance. I love getting stash in the mail! The box included Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers, A Mind Independent and Free by Carriage House Samplings, In the Garden by Milady's Needle (and Lois from the Elegant Stitch also included the Little Gems scissors with it), and the Kelmscott Adam and Eve Needleminder.
Then I just had to have The Multiplication Table Examplar (although I don't know if I'll dish out the $80.00 for the hornbook - may have to be a project for my FIL), and Sarah Woodham by Shakespeare Peddler.
Then, of course, I just had to add to the scissor collection, so I got the Tudor Rose Scissors, and then while picking up my framing, I found the new scissors by Gingher which I had to have. I have a lot of flower frogs to fill.
Then a couple of weeks ago, I won a Giveaway on M Designs site:
Sisters Needleminder by Kelmscott Designs
It was a great giveaway that included the JCS Christmas Ornament Issue (which I was tickled over because I couldn't find it in my neck of the woods), four of her Angel Charts, Miss Mary Mack's Pincushion and Miss Mary Mack's Needleroll. She also included the Sisters beautiful Kelmscott Needleminder. Okay, now don't you think that's enough? Well, I guess I didn't. I must be getting really itchy for some stitching on something else besides Ann. I ended up ordering three more charts from The Strawberry Patch yesterday because they were having a Wacky Wednesday sale and all Country Stitches patterns were on sale. I definitely think that my DH needs to take that smokin' charge card out of my hands. Either that or he'll divorce me when that bill comes! But hey, 30% off is 30% off, right? I'm saving money, right?
So lots of stash, and no time to do any of them. Once again, stitching has taken a backseat to everything else - basketball games (DD's team 3-0 - Go Vikings), parent/teacher conferences, DH being out of town so for some reason I don't sit down until late, so no pictures of Ann this go-around. I know you're all probably getting sick of her like me! Okay, I'll give you one - does this thing not look like some kind of Pterodactyl? It seems huge in comparison to the rest of the piece.
Well, that's it for me. Thank you everyone for the wishes about my cold/flu thing. I'm feeling much, much better now. My SIL said that it had to have been Swine because the regular flu hasn't even hit the State yet. I'm still coughing and sniffling, but that's nothing compared to what it was. All I know is that it was miserable. But thanks so much for the wishes and for your comments. I love every one of them.
Have a great weekend and make a lot of X's.