I want to start this post with a very big Thank You to you my stitching friends for your kind compliments and congratulations for DD’s graduation. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child and certainly it takes a very warm-hearted stitching community to share the joys that go with it. Life is so short, and I’ve promised myself that I will celebrate it in all ways I’m capable of. I truly appreciate having people with whom to share life’s joys 🙂
Now for an update on stitching and finishing. The first is a small birthday gift for sister stitcher CindyF – a floss tag I made with using the design from Carriage House Sampling’s Alphabet Series:
I finally finished my first heart-shaped ornament. Would you believe that I stitched this desig in 2006? It was a little tricky to get the shape right with the foam core board, but it turned out all right once the fabric and ribbon trim went on. It’s a well known design from the December 2005 edition of the Australian Better Homes & Garden magazine. Rather large for a a pinkeep, but beautiful nonetheless.
And in the works is a needlebook (my first) for Tiny Treasures Exchange Too. Nita has kindly taken on the role of coordinating the group (thanks, Nita 🙂 ) but it appears no-one has heard anything from Sharon for a very long time, which is a source of concern. If anyone has news – no need for details – just to let us know that she’s OK – it would be reassuring.
Wish you all many Happy Stitches as we hurtle towards Christmas 😉