Isn't it beautiful? My friend Jane has written up more about this so you can find more photos, details on her post here. I really like Stacy's designs and now have quite a few in my stash. This is the year to finally stitch a few of her designs all in a go!
In January, I finished the HOE Valentine Exchange (probably still en route to my exchange partner) and SB's Family Sampler. I really struggled with doing the last bit of stitching on this one as I was having problems seeing the light cream floss against the light linen and doing special stitches at the same time. After frogging a few times I told myself not to risk any hurt to the sampler and just finish it up the best I can.
Please forgive me for the less than stellar photo. A new camera is on my wish list for my birthday coming up in the spring.
Oh, and the winner of the giveaway of the BBD Liberty House chart is Sue. Congratulations!
Now, I will tell you what's been unsettling me in January - it's the big C. Cancer. I couldn't believe that in one month, amongst 5 of us who have worked together at various times over the years, we have relatives or friends who have been diagnosed with cancer - all different types. The scariest, to me, is that they are all women (6), of all ages. This week, it hit home even more because my elderly aunt (92) has been diagnosed with it. She has been 'not well' for quite sometime but the diagnosis was delivered last week.
I don't know what to say - "Unsettled" may be the only word I can use. At the end of the day, what scares me the most, selfishly, is that this could happen to me. I was just out for a walk with a couple of women friends this morning and we talked about this. We all said, soberly, that we have to focus on our health more!
I've been travelling the blogosphere far too much since I returned from my business trip. I really need the solace of my stitching now so will probably stay offline for a bit - who knows if this addict can do it?!!! I will post when I hear from my Valentine Exchange partner that she has received her package (hope she likes it!).
Hey, to focus on more positive things - Nashville Market is coming! I've already seen new designs I want to stitch. Here is one that I am eyeing. It looks so bouncy and happy!
You can see more wonderful Primitive Needle designs here.
I saw snowdrops yesterday! I love them. They are so delicate and yet so strong to emerge from the depths of winter and herald the hope of Spring just around the corner.
Thank you for stopping by and thank you, as always, for your comments. Till next time, stay healthy and happy!