It was a busy weekend for sure this weekend. Saturday I got up early and went for my usual three mile walk, went to Target and bought a couple of tank tops, had an appointment with my aesthetician, repotted some plants for my kitchen window (so happy with how they turned out in some pretty new pots), gave Romeo a bath, baked some cookies, and then finally sat down to watch some West Wing with Eric. Whew! I decided to work on my Mystery Sampler again. This is a piece by Papillon Creations that was in the Gift of Stitching back in 2006. It was charted for Vikki Clayton silks, which I am using and I'm stitching it on 32 count Silkweaver Sandcastle. I actually started this in March of 2007. Hopefully that answers all the questions you may have had! Anyway, I really love this piece - the colors are vibrant and it has a mix of cross-stitch and specialty stitches. I'm working on part 3 now (there are five parts), and I've almost hit the bottom corner. It's just really a fun stitch.
On Sunday, I did my normal house cleaning and laundry, as well as brushing both cats and clipping their nails. Two of my girlfriends came over for a stitching afternoon, which was thoroughly enjoyable. I of course did more talking than stitching, but I did manage to get the motif with the Q finished.
While they were there, I did a little show and tell of some of my WIPs. There was one piece that they both insisted I get out and work on immediately. So, after dinner, Eric and I sat down to watch more West Wing and I did as they suggested.
Anybody remember this piece? I was surprised, actually, when I got it out that Eric said "wow, I haven't seen that in awhile". Most of the time he pays no attention to what I'm stitching, so it was kind of a shocker for him to make that comment. I stitched most of that little lighthouse on the shore last night, but my head started hurting (I'd been wrestling with a migraine all weekend), so I laid my stitching aside after a little while. But, oh, how can I resist stitching this beautiful piece? The silks and the colors are just luscious. I'm glad I was given some not so gentle nudging to get this piece back out. And, I was shocked to see that the fabric I'm using for this is Picture This Plus. I thought my first and only experience with PTP was Earth Sampler. But, no wonder I love this piece so much - it's on a gorgeous piece of Sterling by PTP.
So, that's it for my weekend stitching. It will be so nice when I can stitch more than just on the weekends. But, I am enjoying what I'm stitching nonetheless. And thanks to the
suggestion insistence that I get out that pretty piece again, I think I've fallen in love with an old favorite.
I am grateful for an afternoon with friends.