Good afternoon friends. I went to my LNS this morning and picked up Mediterranean Mermaid, all framed and looking lovely. Here she is:
I love how she turned out. Not too much frame, no mat, all the focus on her and all of her sparkly beauty. I’m not sure where I am going to hang her as I think I have run out of wall space. But I will find the perfect place for her soon. The framing was done by Juanita at Way Cool Mats as is most of my framings. She always does an awesome job.
While at my LNS, Stitches N Things I picked up a few things that I had ordered as well as a few new things from the shop. First, look at this wonderful holder I found:
Isn’t it just lovely? Remember this pattern I picked up in Stoney Creek Magazine?
Well, it will look great on this holder. And what’s cool about it is that I can have the Summer Banner put on Mat board (some day, when I get it sttiched) and the holder can be used as an easel. That way I don’t have to stitch it onto the frame and I can re-use. It can also hold a project in progress like this:
It will work well with Q-snaps also. And do you know what else is cool about this holder?? You can change out the top! Yep! The company that makes it has many different toppers. The shop also had a Halloween one that was cool. Now if I can just get this project started. Unfortunately, 20ct white Lugana is on back order and has been since I first picked up the Stoney Creek magazine with the Summer Banner in it. After picking up the June issue of Stoney Creek today (it has the Fall Banner in it and had to get it) there is a new Christmas afghan series in that is going to run for like 2 years. It also uses 20ct White Lugana and I think that many, many people are going to do this project. It uses almost 2 yards of fabric, so I am sure it will be a while before I get my 4 measley pieces of white 20ct Lugana. Oh well, you know I wasn’t going to finish the Summer Banner for this summer anyway.
Here is the rest of my purchases from this visit and my last visit to the LNS:
A candle screen from Sudberry House. I am not a country person, but this really appealed to me. The Monogram chart for the candle screen and The Lovely Alphabet both from The Sunflower Seed. I am not sure what the difference in the 2 alphabets are..but the sample that I saw said that it used the Lovely Alphabet and I thought it was different than the monograms, but I don’t think it is. I also purchased Nora Corbett’s Cherry Blossom and bead pack the last time I was there. I am saving her to stitch on Johanna’s RR when I get it. And I actually found 2 pieces of 16ct Aida hand dyed fabrics the last time I was at the Lady Bug Shoppe. One is called Truffle and the other is Glory. Not sure what I will use them for, but they are lovely and I am sure I will find something to stitch on them some day.
Well my friends, thank you for visiting today and sticking with my very long post today. Makes up for my lack of posting recently. Happy Stitching!