Boast 1 - Survived a hectic work schedule the last 3 weeks and our project completed successfully last weekend! Hooray! Now I feel like I've just finished a marathon - tired but happy.
Boast 2 - Isabella Johnstone is finished! Here we go with lots of photos!
Isabelle Johnstone 1854
stitched with recommended Belle Soie silks
on 35 ct WDW Parchment linen
This is a very pretty sampler and will be one of my favourites, I'm sure! I really love the reds in this one.
Oh, before I forget, I pondered the question as to whether only male 'cows' have horns. Thanks to Terri who cleared up the "mystery" for me:
In answer to your question....the sex has nothing to do as to whether or not a 'cow' has horns. It's the breed.
Boast 3 - Meet the new guy in my life - Sam, my Snowman Postman!
Isn't he a handsome fella? He is the creation of Cathy or the wonderful Cheswick Company. Cathy made this one for me, but you can buy the pattern or kit to make one up yourself! I wasn't very confident that I would be able to do a good job, and since I was working hard I figured I deserved a custom order! (warning - spending $alert$ - the site has many wonderful things!)
Here Sam has already brought me a lovely chart from my friend Nancy (no blog). She also sent me all the threads needed so all I need to do is find the right linen! Thank you Nancy! I love this design! It just says "Home Sweet Home" to me!
Boast 4 - Roses in November!
Our Fall has been fairly mild so a lot of my roses are still blooming. The bowl of pink roses are arranged using a flower frog nextled in a bowl. You can use them for flowers as well as for storing scissors!!! ;-)
Boast 5 - the cute kitties. One minute wide awake. The next, snoozeville.
Cats know how to Chill, don't they?
Well, that's it for this Post and Boast! Maybe another time it will be Post and Roast. Then there's the possiblity of Post and Toast. What other rhymes can I make with Post? Post the Most? - No, definitely not!
Oh, one last Boast #6 - the fact that you visit and leave me such wonderful comments, often with a little cyber hug to lessen the load of my sometime heavy work schedule! That's so nice of you! Thank you!
I have a 3 day weekend so I will catch up on my blog reading and emails too. So sorry I've been very quiet there too. Mostly, this will be a quiet weekend to get a nap or two in and putter inside - doesn't that sound like just the thing on a blowsy, rainy day?
Thank you again for visiting! Have a lovely weekend!