Here is Blue Ribbon Designs' "It's Cold Outside". I was using a Q-snap at first and for some reason pulled my linen a bit wonky but I'm sure my framer will straighten it out - glad I'm not mounting this piece as with all those border lines it needs to be perfectly straight! I just love the little penguins and that's what really drew me to this design.
It's Cold Outside by Blue Ribbon Designs
Stitched on 36-ct Haven by Picture This Plus with various overdyed floss
I got a lovely package in the mail on Saturday from Kathy over at The Flying Needle. Kathy was kind enough to host a UFO contest awhile back on the Legacy Bulletin Board. I was one of the winners so Kathy gifted me with a lovely piece of Silkweavers linen (my favorite count too - 36), some gorgeous Bohin scissors and Bohin needles too. I am just thrilled to have these. I had finished my 'English Sampler" last year for the contest - I think I started it in 2005 (blushing...) but so glad I finished it. Winning a prize was just an added bonus - thank you Kathy!!
Yesterday I finally got out my kitted Jenny Bean pin tuffet. I love the Jenny Bean designs and this one will be a quick stitch. I don't why I waited so long to stitch it but I guess it's just guilt because my WIP/UFO basket is always calling to me. I told myself I need a reward before diving back in the basket of projects needing attention.
This is going to be a short work week for me - I head back to Illinois on Thursday to visit my mom for her 80th birthday! I'm traveling with one of my brothers who lives near me. I'm going to have to dig out a warm jacket - it's been in the 80's here in Phoenix the past week although cloudy and cooler today. I'm not sure if I can stitch on the plane or not.....normally if I don't have my magnifier I have to wear readers over my regular glasses and I don't like to do that in public - I can't imagine why but people somehow think wearing 2 pairs of glasses is odd LOL. It's either that or take my glasses off completely and work about 8" from my face. Neither one is very good. Not to mention there is so little room on the planes these days that sometimes it's just not worth trying to stitch. Maybe I'll just go for reading or snoozing to my iPod music instead.
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