Eric brought me these gorgeous roses today, in honor of our six months of marriage. These are called Polo. I thought I’d put them somewhere other than my kitchen window for a change. This is my dining room. This dining table, chairs and side table were our first furniture purchases together. It has been a wonderful six months. I’m weepy though today. I just seem to be having a hard time emotionally lately, and part of that may from feeling so overwhelmed with my committments (social and stitching). I have done what I can to ease the load a little though. My new Halloween exchange piece is coming along well, though. I should easily be able to finish it before next weekend, which will give me next weekend to do the finishing on it. I did get something big accomplished this weekend. While I was at Joann’s looking for fabric for my exchange, I found a frame that was the perfect size for my Quaker Garden piece…for $7.98 AND I had a 40% off coupon. You can’t beat that with a stick! Obviously, it is not a high quality frame, but I think it looks pretty good. And I was so pleased to have this framed and not in the bucket of finished pieces.
And on top of that…I got to cross off another item on my 101 Things list – #43 “Frame one stitched piece myself”. So, this was my first attempt at framing one of my pieces and I think it came out well. So, here is Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs. And finally, I have some stash to show you. I finally received my order from Stitching Bits & Bobs from like two months ago (why is it that it takes them so long to fill orders?). I ordered the new Shepherd’s Bush Stocking and the Christmas Cottages chart from Madeiros Needlecraft. I thought those might be cute to make. Yesterday, at the quilt store I picked up this pattern for fabric postcards. I thought it might be fun to make fabric ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).
Well, that’s all I know for today. It’s been kind of a rough weekend for me. Hope you all are having a good one!
I am grateful for being a woman.