My sister came over one day, before I got all sick and everything, and asked me how I do my back-stitching. I pulled out a bib (aida) and one of the charts I won in a giveaway (thanks again Cindy Mae!) and showed her. She was really impressed with how deliberate I am in my stitching. She said it is much like she is in her floral design. Anyhoo, here’s the bib:
I also decided to participate in the Gift of Stitching magazine’s Creative Stitching #6. Here is my rendition, to be completed as a floss tag using Vonna’s tutorial:
I am going to change the words to one of the alphabets from the same chart as on the bib. That chart has several different alphabet designs on it, so you know it's gonna see some [more] good use!
I also will be turning this little gem into a floss tag (I think I will get a lot of use out of that tutorial! Thanks Vonna!). The design is from the latest JCS pp 49-51. While it is meant to be a bag, I stitched it so small (oops, lol) that it will be perfect for a tag. Here is a pic":
I also received a RAK from Sally over at Stitchyangel's Treasures. She was so sweet to RAK me her Lost Dragon Sampler by Jennifer L. Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams. She included a sweet little card as well as some floss and beads to get me started. Thanks so very much, Sally!
And as per her instructions, if anyone out there is interested in this chart after I complete it, please feel free to let me know.
I also won a giveaway recently. Here is a picture of my winnings:
Appalachian Spring. I can’t wait to get started on it!! Thanks Tammy!
Finally, but not least of all, check out my Postcards page for the latest. I received (without expectation of return) a beautiful card from Leavenworth…wait for it…Washington! And you thought I was gonna say Kansas didn’t you!!! LOL Anyway, thanks so much to Judy S! Now I really have to plan a vacation of the Pacific Northwest.
I will post an update later of my Christmas Design SAL progress as well as the finished finishes mentioned above!