Wishing all my online friends a blessed Happy New Year and the wish that 2011 will only bring good things to you.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with lots of gifts.Mike spoiled me by upgrading my computer Next to that, we booked our next vacation. End of January we're stepping on the plane and travel 6 weeks in New Zealand.
But there is more good news. One of the most important things....my stitching mojo returned to me after been on a long vacation!!!!
Mike got me a kit from Thea Gouverneur (Amsterdam) 2 years ago for Christmas I thought I "should" give it a go. At first I wasn't very enthusiastic at all. The linen was too hard, 125 colors on these color cards that kits ship with (and I detest). But after washing the fabric (TWICE) it became the most beautiful soft fabric that one can wish for. It's gorgeous quality of 35ct linen and feels simply delicious. It JUST fits on my biggest scroll rods, which are a noticeable 40" wide. After winding all colors on floss cards I started....and couldn't really stop anymore. I LOVE it. And I am throwing all plans of rotating out of the window. For now I will stitch this one and some smaller things on the side.
Oh, another thing I did. Because I had so much success with washing the linen for Amsterdam I thought I give it a go and wash the R&R fabric I bought for "Their Song" from BBD. Which is a bit too hard for my likings. That went a tad wrong...lol Instead of Apple Brown Bindy I have now a beige linen which is still not soft, but lost all it's special effect. Ordered a new one and will give it a try tea dye the ruined one. Can't get any worse after all. Can only go up from here....lol.
Note to myself...do NOT wash R&R hand dyed linens (which they tell you also not to do...but for the ones like me who have troubles following directions...it's really not a good idea to do so)
Blessings be Thine grew also a bit.
Next in the planning are to finally finish the stitching on couple Prairie Schooler ornaments I started in 2009 and 2010 and never finished. And start finally "Their Song" by Blackbird Designs. The chart is meant to be a traveling chart and I feel rather guilty that it's still here. Next in line will be Kathy who is waiting for it way longer then she should have been. (SO sorry Kathy!!)