Thank you all for your sweet compliments on my progress photos last time and for the anniversary well wishes. This weekend we are going on a little day trip that Eric had planned for our anniversary, but due to car trouble we had to postpone. I am really looking forward to it! Anyway, as promised I am showing you my new start above. This is the new Loose Feathers by Blackbird Designs. I love the linen for this little pinkeep. I am stitching with the recommended Belle Soie silks as well, which are luscious. I've made a little more progress on my peacock since this photo was taken, but I have to admit I got slightly distracted. In case you didn't know, Blackbird Designs have a blog now! And, of course it features the lovely photography that I have grown to love on their charts. There is a freebie offered that is a sweet little reproduction sampler. And I couldn't resist making a little start on it. So, I've been focusing on that the past few days. I hope to show you a finish on it soon, and then I can get back to my little peacock.
At my last guild meeting, one of our members gave a wonderful presentation on darning samplers, as a great introduction to our SAL on the darning sampler we've chosen from SANQ. That is one of the thing I have just loved about belonging to this guild, the things I am learning. So far, my two favorite meetings have been the one about Adam & Eve samplers, and now this one. Such knowledgeable women! At our meeting, I received my linen and silks for the darning sampler, aren't they lovely? I'll be stitching this on 40ct. I believe the color is Sand. And the silks are Au Ver A Soie. Two of them are missing from this photo, one is on its way and one because I'm a dork and left it out of the photo. Lovely though anyway.
I've been continuing with my photo a day project, and you can see more of those over at my other blog, if you're interested. Thanks for stopping in, I really appreciate all of your comments and friendship!
I am grateful for time together.