Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I received this pattern in the mail this week, a give-away from Mark Saastad, the designer, through the Yahoo group of his fans. I love his florals, and have 3 or 4 WIPs. I don't think I will be starting this soon. I haven't been doing intricate stitching like this lately. This pattern calls for 56 shades of blue and green, in both Anchor and DMC.


I took this picture yesterday morning, to have a benchmark. I want to be able to tell how much difference I can make in a week and 1/2 of concentrated stitching. I'm planning on stitching on this until I go back to work.


I already know, after yesterday, that you will be able to see the difference.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Strawberry Emery

I finished this emery last week before I got sick.


I am very pleased with it, and I love to fondle it. It was very simple to stitch, even though I should have used one of my thimbles. It has 2 layers of fabric, a heavy cotton twill, and the pretty brocade used for show. The kit came with everything needed, including the emery.

I am feeling much better today. No discomfort from the surgery, and no worries about the tests coming up; the biggest complaint (whine) I have is because of a sore muscle in my neck. As soon as I get off the computer I am going to pick up a needle. I'm also planning on attending my guild meeting tonight. Woohoo!

Thank you for all your kind messages and concern!