It hardly seems possible that Labor Day is now behind us and it’s September. I’ve been working on a little project as sort of a last hurrah of summer. It’s Chessie & Me’s Glory House. Sweet little thing, isn’t it?
And you may be wondering what I’ve been up to, since I haven’t blogged in a bit? Well, I had a birthday. And my birthday was full of fun celebrations with friends and family. You can see a little recap in photos over on the other blog. But I just had to share a few of the wonderful gifts I received.
Sylvia made me this sweet stitching wallet. I am in love with the Paris fabric!
Here’s a peek at the inside…
And she must have gotten tired of me bugging her about the fabulous fingerless gloves with owls on them that she made for her daughter a while back. So she made some for me!!!! I LOVE THEM! (And in case you’re wondering…I’m modeling them with my blue moon manicure in honor of the blue moon that was on August 31st).
I was also treated to a day of wonderful food, laughter, stitching and a little Downton Abbey by some friends. One of them stitched this sweet Needlework Press piece for me. I am in love with the color thread she used.
A little closeup…
I have lots more to show you, but I’m attempting to not overload you with photos! So, here’s a quick peek at what I’ve been working on. I’ve found it difficult to settle in and stitch lately, but I’ve been working a little bit on my John Reed sampler. I’m working my way across the top border. I love love love how the AVAS silks are popping on that Confederate Grey linen.
It’s been awhile since I showed you ATS too. Not a lot of progress. I stitched that strawberry band and have started on the alphabet.
Tuesday night I picked up the pre-stitching for a class I’m taking in October with Betsy Morgan of Willing Hands. I’m excited about this one.
It’s Betsy’s Elizabethan Casket Etui. Here’s a look at the full project.
That’s it for me today. I’ll post again soon with some other birthday pretties I received, a new quilt start, and hopefully some more stitching progress! Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I really appreciate it!
I am grateful for another amazing year.