I've had a great 2 day weekend and I hope you all have too. I started out yesterday morning by going to my LNS in Crystal Lake since they were having a SALE. I got a few things and then picked up 3 framing orders. Everything turned out so nice and I will show you 2 of the pictures. The 3rd was a long Victoria Sampler Design that I can't take a very good picture of so I will ask my husband later to take one for me and will post that picture next week. I also stopped at a quilt show to get some little fabric pieces so I could finish some of the Blackbird Designs stockings. I actually SEWED again! I finished 4 of the Stockings. I think they turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I am feeling a little bit better about the sewing machine. I set up an area in my stitching room so the machine is always available and that makes it a lot easier to practice rather than dragging the machine to the dining room table all the time. Here are some pictures:
I used large Mill Hill beads to make the hangers. I have 11 more stitched that need finishing and 21 more to stitch. Do you think I will get them done before the end of the year? My goal is to have them all on their own special tree this Christmas.
Up next is Free Bird by Plum Street Samplers. I just love this design. I stitched it on 36 count Lakeside Linen Basketweave with the recommended NPI silks.
Last but certainly not least is My Mom's Garden by SB. I just love the frame on this one and have it sitting on an easel in my family room where I can see it everyday. I just LOVE it. (sorry about the glare)