I've always liked the date of March 4 because it sounds like 'march forth' which to me says 'Go forth and Conquer' whatever it is you've been meaning to do. For me, it's time to get back to work, but let's talk about some fun stuff to start and I have lots of things to show you!
Since I last left you, here are the new bits of Be Kind and Be True that you haven't seen.
Here's Wilma and Fred once again.
Here is my attempt at an artsy shot! And, yes, those are my new Dovo scissors!
And here is the whole shebang, finished!
Be Kind and Be True
by With Thy Needle and Thread
SAL with Jane
February - March 2010
I am still pondering whether to tea-dye the finished piece. I quite like it the way it is but I shall think about it. I finished before Jane only because she's been out and about having more fun than me! ;-) Thank you Jane for a wonderful SAL. We'll have to do it again!
Annemarie and I did a private exchange. She has received it and absolutely adores it (ok, I made that last bit up).
The design is a freebie and can be found here. It's stitched on Reindeer linen (LL) using some NPI silks that I had around. I modified the design to hold the "A" at the bottom of the heart. I stuffed the pillow with a bit of lavender in addition to the usual 'stuffing'. I just love this clever design and I'm sure I will stitch it again. Thanks to KarenV who first posted about this freebie a few weeks ago.
I also sent Pelle a pair of red Winter Olympics 2010 mitts. Annemarie, I hope you'll show a photo of Pelle with them on. I bought a bit bigger than I thought would fit Pelle right now so that he may be able to wear it for a few years.
Now, onto some stash of a different variety.
Sheep in a meadow
from Bossy's Feltworks
Horus the Cat Burglar
Remember when I said I wanted to get some creations from all the talented people on Etsy? Well, here are a couple of them! I love felted wool!
My stash from the Superbowl Sale at the Silver Needle arrived today. Or I should say the first of two. Like what happened to Jane, it's unfortunate that they didn't combine the packages as the second one is just 2 or 3 charts and would've fitted in.
This stash was just a few tools. Pictured above is a small Namaste container to hold your scissors, etc., a cheapie pair of small scissors for travel use, and a telescopic magnet thing for when you drop a needle or something and you can extend it to help you reach those hard-to-get-at places.
As to my Blackbird Stash, well, I phoned the ONS yesterday and they hadn't even gotten around to my order even though I placed it before the Market. The shops get very busy I understand that. At least I phoned so now maybe in 2 weeks I will be happy dancing!
Now I need a little of your well wishes. As my regular readers probably remember, I finished my contract just before Christmas and was hoping to be back at work in March. So if you can, send some magic vibes my way for a 'great new job working with wonderful people' - that would be so great!
Thank you for all your positive comments on the last post including all the nice things you had to say about the Winter Olympics here. We are all in withdrawal, BUT, we will carry on with the paralympics starting March 12. Not sure how much media coverage there will be but I hope they will catch some of the good vibes still hanging around here!
So glad you could come by today! After this long post, I will need to work on what to stitch next. The weekend is almost here!