Somehow I managed to fit some stitching into a very busy weekend; that included working and going to my niece's 10th birthday. (we are coming into my super busy time at work, so forgive me over the next month or so if I can't get around to everyone's blog and am a bit MIA. I will try to make sure that doesn't happen).
Okay, onto stitching. I finished the inner motif on Cheryl's Bouquet. This one is a part of two SAL's so I work on it once a month. I am really loving the colours!
I got a great surprise in the mail on the weekend. My quilt/blanket that Jane made for me arrived. I got her contact through a friend on my ILCS Yahoo Group. And I am soooo pleased! I always sleep with an extra blanket from my B/F. Cause I'm always cold (and he steals the blankets). In the past all my blankets have been made by my Grandma, but she doesn't stitch much anymore since she has gotten older. So I was sooo pleased to be in touch with Jane. The quality is just what I wanted, a light weight cotton, the pattern is so cute and Jane was just lovely to email back and forth with.
If you'd like a blanket like this and want to get in touch with Jane just email me via my email in my profile and I will send you her email. (just so we can avoid putting emails up and getting spammed).
Here is a couple shots of the quilt:
And last, but not least, on my ILCS group we were discussing last week the pieces we are most proud of. Mine is a bit odd... it's probably one of the worst stitched pieces ever. But I did it when I was 16, when stitching was definitely not cool (I like to pretend at 27 that it is now, even though I still get friendly ribbing from some people about my stitching obsession). I used to hide in my room and stitch on it and not let anyone know what I was doing. It took two years to finish... it's Teresa Wentzler's Unicorn. I do love it, even if it's badly stitched, and on aida no less! (I don't think I've touched aida since I moved to linen and evenweave about 5 years ago). Anyhow, here is a pic of it. (just for Meari and Evalina!) :)
Coming up this week: I will be getting back to Dragons this week. Whenever I can find some time. I am working late a few nights this week for sure. So it may be slow going. And I want to get to finishing my smoke project as well. So those are on the bill. (and I feel that I have really neglected finishing Stitch or Die... so that is the third priority).