'Gone With The Wind'
It's been a hectic week and although I've dropped by to visit I haven't had much time to bring all of you up to date on the latest from here.
Last Wednesday I headed back to quilting morning at Centennial Quilts & once again had a lovely time. One of the other girls who is also a cross stitch addict had brought along some of her lovely projects to share. I'm now in the process of trying to convince 'B' that she really should join the blogging world & share her work with all of you.
I spent the morning working on the GFG quilt & managed to complete the flower I had previously been working on. I know it probably doesn't sound like I did much but a flower is not stitched in an hour, so I was very happy because I'd made some real progress. At the end of the stitching morning 'B' & I decided to visit Stitcher's Paradise. We were going in her car so I decided to put my things in my trunk before heading out. It was a very gusty day ----- need I say more? The worst part is that I was so excited about going to SP that I didn't even notice the flower blowing away. It wasn't until the evening when I was taking things out of the trunk that I noticed it was gone. Now I know that on the world scale of mishaps this doesn't even rate a zero but I do miss my flower. So friends take one last look & wave a fond goodbye.
Our visit to SP was great fun. This shop contains anything and everything for a cross sticher. I managed to control my urge to buy everything in sight and settled for one pattern plus fabric. Here is 'Mr. Belvedere' from the "Pen & Ink Cross Stitch Collection" http://www.ronnierowedesigns.com/ Isn't he adorable? He reminds me so much of our Max and I'll be stitching him for DH. The fabric is 25 count white Lugana and I'll be stitching one over in black (except for the blue eyes of course). It will be several months before I'm ready start Mr. Belvedere as I don't do well at having too many projects going at once and really do need to finish a few first.
I've been busy working on a 'Love Quilt' square for Katie Rose
The pattern is 'Beauty Angel' from the September 2006 edition of The World of Cross Stitching.
As you can see Katie Rose's favorite colors are pink & purple which is why I've chosen to replace the blue dress with a purple one. Although I'll be using a border similar to the one on the pattern I won't be stiching in the word 'Beauty' as words seem to clutter the quilts up too much. I have also decided not to stitch in the angel wings as I feel that it looks great without.
Hope everyone is having a good week.