Finally - my first finish of 2012! I feel like the one-arm-stitcher! I modified the design to use my own words "Sweet Dreams" and of course to accommodate the mistakes as mentioned in my last post! The design is "Margaret Harris" by Blackbird Designs. I loved stitching this even if I had to fudge a lot! I hope to finish it off as a little pillow by my bedside.
What's next, you ask? I have an exchange to stitch so I can't tell you!
Yesterday when we went out grocery shopping, we found this huge pot of orchids (Cymbidium) on sale for $10 (from $40)! We have never grown this variety before but it was full of blooms so even if it doesn't rebloom, we can enjoy these for awhile.
I have been enjoying a couple of good reads.
The first is The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney. It is a mystery of a disappearance. However, center to this story is that the characters are Gypsies so it was interesting to read about their lifestyle past and present. I liked how the author intersperse the story telling between the private investigator, and a young adolescent Gypsy boy.
The second is #3 in the Jackson Brodie series by Kate Atkinson, called When will there be good news? The more I read Kate Atkinson, the more I love her writing. Initially her style took me awhile to "get it" but once I did, I just love her! I can't wait for the next story in the series. In the meantime, there are other books of hers (non-series) that I haven't read yet so I will be hunting those down!
Julius says "I can't see them so they can't see me!"
Daisy says "Boys are so silly."
The weather is just fantastic at the moment. We have had snow then heavy rains, but since last Thursday, the sun has come to visit and seems to be staying for awhile! How lucky are we?
Thank you, by the way, for letting me know about where to find tutorials. Vonna wins hands down! With the first person who mentioned Vonna, I thought "Duh, but of course!" So thanks for letting me know, and also thanks to Vonna for all her wonderful tutorials.
I have been really busy with work and haven't been keeping up with reading blogs as much as I'd like. But what's even more disconcerting is that some of the blogs that I usually read and leave comments, well, their owners have changed their comment setting so I can't leave comments any longer. Not the owner's fault - something to do with Blogger. I know some of you have mentioned the same issue. Oh well.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week ahead.