I didn't realize it was an Eventide Design until it arrived. I love these little charts, and you don't see them very often any more. Thanks a bunch, Jenna! I'm pondering whether to stitch the pineapple tiny and make a fob or huge and make a pillow. Maybe both! Decisions, decisions...
While shopping with Ginger a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon a small pile of DMC Medici wool on clearance for just $.25/skein. I don't use it very often and was surprised to learn that DMC discontinued it last year. Anyway, I decided to treat myself to a dozen skeins.It's hard to see the colors in the photo (it's gray and rainy here today) but you get the idea. Such yummy stuff. I do love fibers!
At our Violet Threads meeting last month Stephanie taught us how to make yo-yo's. What fun! I can see this becoming an addiction. I love fabric and yo-yo's are so easy to make.
Obviously they aren't perfect, but I'm pleased with them for a first attempt. Watch out family, you're bound to get something yo-yo'd for your next "occasion!"
In stitching news, I'm making good progress on the nametag Rita designed for Rockome. It's so cute!
I have different finishing plans for it. I'll keep you posted on that.
On Friday I went to Diane's house to stitch for a few hours. She's such a wonderful hostess! I worked on Lady Violet (Lilybet Designs) and made some progress on the moon. This weekend I did a little more. I've finally reached the half-way point with this big ol' moon. I'm going to wait and post a progress picture when I'm closer to finishing the moon. Did I mention it's a big ol' moon? Imagine row after row of Oatmeal GAST. See, you didn't really need a picture after all.
Nothing much to report on My Home Town. I worked a little more on the willow tree but it's not finished yet. Because it's on 40 ct fabric I can only work on it at home and lately I've been focusing on getting the Rockome project finished. Rockome is an at-home-only project as well. What can I say, I'm old and blind. I need major magnification and perfect lighting for these things.
Speaking of Rockome, the show is happening NOW! As I type! As you read! Friday was the opening day. Linda and I plan to go on Thursday and spend the day. The winners list has been posted and...I had to peek. I am amazed and thrilled to have received a 3rd place ribbon for my Moonlight Stroll pillow. Woot! I can't wait for Thursday. I'll be taking lots of pictures! Congrats to Susie for her winning entry. She scored a 2nd place ribbon. Way to go Susie!
Thanks everyone for your nice comments about My Home Town. I appreciate all of you! I spent some time this weekend reading (and commenting!) on blogs. I'm down to less than 200 entries to read. What a relief! To those of you having spacing problems with Blogger, I switched my photo layout option to "center" and it seems to have made a difference. I usually use "none" or "left." So far it looks ok in the Preview. We'll see what happens when I publish!
Mom was here last week (Hi, Mom!) and we had a fantastic time decorating my house (mostly the kitchen) and pretending we are famous HGTV designers. Mom has a true talent for interior design. Mostly we played "Freestyle", moving things from room to room. We also made a trip to our favorite antique mall and loaded up the Toadlilymobile with treasures. Too much fun! I have pictures to share, but I'll save them for another time.
Anyone going to Rockome on Thursday the 21st or Sunday the 24th? Send me an email! I'd love to meet you. Unless you're an axe murderer or something. For all non-murderers (axe or otherwise) my email address is in my profile.