I'm off in the morning for a week roaming the Midwest as we visit both my hubby's family and mine. Things have been hectic around the Willow Tree household, but I wanted to do a quick post before I left.
Since I wasn't with my mom on Mother's Day, we'll be celebrating when I see her next week. Mom loves pansies and I found this free chart online that I stitched up for her and mounted in a box. I added a little more fill in around the edges so that the entire area was filled with stitches. I hope Mom likes it!
I also finished a little patriotic small - I've been inspired by so many great smalls I've seen on your blogs - especially those darling baskets of themed smalls that Carol from Stitching Dreams does - I've started my own patriotic collection. This is "Liberty House" from Ewe & Eye & Friends. I found it on eBay after looking for a few months since it's out of print. I changed the year and put 1776 instead of 2012 - it seemed more appropriate. I've pulled several patriotic designs from my stash and will be working from that pile as I can. Maybe by the end of summer I'll have enough for a bowlful!
Thanks to tips from Cathy over at With Needle & Thread, I'm excited to be visiting Stitchville USA while on my trip. It's in the suburbs of Minneapolis and only 11 miles from where I'll be visiting for a couple days on our journey. Lucky for me they're open on Sunday afternoons since that was really the only time I had available. It's been a long time since I was able to visit a different stitching shop so I'm really looking forward to it - expect some stash photos when I get back!
Thanks for dropping by friends...can you believe it's June already and the year is almost HALF OVER?!