I finally managed to get Baby Garden matted and framed. It was a chore though – for some reason I just kept running into problems with it. But it is finished now, and I love the way it turned out. Of course, you’re still seeing it with the name and birthdate blocked out, but you get the general idea. It’s going in the mail tomorrow!
I thought I’d show you some close up shots, just so that you can see some of the detail.
Don’t you love the little bunny bead under the bassinet?
And of course, my favorite – the goldfish pond.
In that bottom band I think I love the turtle and the bird’s nest with eggs the most. I am so pleased with how this turned out, and although it took me months to stitch, I think it was worth it. So, tomorrow it is off to my best friend’s house, and I hope it reminds her of her own garden.
I was able to stitch a little bit more on my mystery sampler last night, and I just love stitching on it. With everything going on right now, I don’t have the patience to work on that Teresa Wentzler ornament, so that will have to wait until we get back from our trip. We leave on Saturday for New York!
I was lucky enough to get some stash in the mail too. My Blackbird Designs automatic came – again, I didn’t even know there was a new Loose Feathers out. I LOVE this one – it is definitely high on my to-stitch list!
And I’ve signed up for a Prairie Schooler automatic, so that I get the new releases when they come out (keeps me from forgetting them!). These are not “new”, but they are the newest designs – well all but that one in the left corner. That one is an older out of print chart that she had on hand. If you can believe it, I’ve never stitched a Prairie Schooler chart. I really must do something about that! I love Button Up – that may be the first on my list (are you getting the feeling I have a lot of stuff on my want to stitch list?!).
Hope you are all having a great week. I am busy applying for jobs and tweaking my resume. I’m excited to start a new job! If I don’t post again before I leave – I’ll have two more giveaways after I get back for you to look forward to, and I’m still working on catching up on my blog reading! Take care!
I almost forgot – now I can cross off #57 from my 101 Things List “Stitch and Frame Birth Sampler”. Woohoo!!
Walk to Rivendell: Reach eastern edge of the Marshes. Can see Weather Hills ahead. Land starts to rise. Land drier and very barren. A few birds. (Total Miles Walked: 201.75)
I am grateful for all the love and support from my husband.