Think of this as the middle of the sandwich! In between Chatelaines I have done another small in the form of one of the Victoria Sampler Hearts of America series, #20 for Mississippi. Someday when all 50 are done, they will become a quilt. For now they give me a nice easy break from the *large* projects that seem to be dominating my stitching this year.
.Finished this yesterday and promptly got out Holland Landscapes to work on the top delft tile motifs. I have to work on it upside down because I have it on a very large q-snap arrangement on my K's Creations floor stand. Hope to have a report on this over the weekend! Happy Stitching y'all!
Stitched this up yesterday, easy peasy, and quick! It is from the blog of Francois Sablaise, saved a while ago from her April 2009 post. She called it Pendouille Avril 2009, I call it a biscornu necklace fob!
First the two sides before assembly...stitched with DMC 564 and 778 on 28ct pearl linen.
Here it is, assembled and on a silver chain...front side.
And the back side, on dramatic black! It is one and a half inches across.
Hey y'all! Back from my lovely vacation in the Adirondacks of New York State, rested and refreshed for the heat wave still burning up North Carolina (96F as I write this!) We enjoyed the cooler air, the vistas at Loon Lake, and the ice cream at the local diner! All the pics are clickable if you need a closeup view. ;-)
Not far away from the lake front cabin owned by dear friends is the little town of Saratoga Springs, also known as "The Spa" (for it's history as a resort town) and more importantly, the home of the oldest horse racing venue in America, Saratoga Race Track !! We had a very good day, as all 5 of us visitors won at least one race, DD Kira picked three winners! We each pick a different horse in each race, spending only $2 each per race...just for the fun of pulling for your horse! Between races, you can see I took some time to do some "Stitchin' at the Spa"!
Here are my niece (left) and daughter (right) hamming it up....
And a beautiful view of the track out in the sun (we were comfy in the shade of the Grandstand!)
Watched this one from the rail, with aid from the big screen to tell who won!
The last race of the day finished....after every race, while the winner is paraded and photographed, the rest of the horses get a cool bath and water right on the track before they are led off to their long walks around the barn rows to cool down. Then the winner is led off as well, with many well deserved pats! Only one mishap the entire day, as a filly dumped her rider behind the gate and heading for the barns, but she was easily caught by an outrider and returned, even finishing fourth! Good thing 'cause her jockey would have never heard the end of it otherwise!
As for that piece I'm stitching on....finished adding the embellishments last night and here it is.....one of The Silver Needle's kits for Secret Needle Night called Camp Wannasew! It's by Brooke Nolan.
Earlier in the week of vacation I finished another of Val's Stuff Kitty Kalendar cats, for September.....
Still recovering from the trip, and stitching a little biscornu before going back to my many Chatelaines!
Hello! I've been married 23 years, 1 daughter, age 21 in 2015, stitcher for 35+ years, BA in anthropology, Masters in Library Science. Family includes 4 cats and one dog. In addition, I'm an unrequited horse-crazy girl who never grew up, and still wishes for a horse of my own! My main hobby is stitching (of course!). I stitch on a rotation, love designs by Teresa Wentzler, Crossed Wing, Just Nan and Chatelaine, and like making quilts on occasion. I'm into crochet as well, making hats, scarfs and afghans. I also love reading, chocolate, and hanging out with DH and DD and the pets! I volunteer with a local environmental group, and have been known to do a little subversive bird watching! I'm a bit of an obsessive fan of Doctor Who and the Eleventh Doctor, also Tolkien, Star Trek, and Anne McCaffrey's PERN! I love watching sports on TV, including my Duke Blue Devils and my Carolina Hurricanes!
The name badge above was stitched from a pattern called Spring Kitty Paw by Michelle Lutzen of Stitchy Kitty which is available via SASE. The address is on her website, along with several other cute freebies! I greatly desire her wallpaper for my blog, wouldn't you?