Had to work today...but spent most of the day thinking about my really great weekend! IHSW is awesome, and what makes it even more awesome is getting my girls together to chat and stitch via Google+ Hangout. We had the special gift of listening to Krystal's husband explain to someone he was yakking to on the phone about how we "skype" and "watch each other stitch". Put it like that and it sounds dumb, but I'll tell you if we all lived closer together instead of all over the world we would be at one house or the other doing the same thing!! Besides, there's something really funny about looking up from your stitching and seeing the tops of everyone's head while they stitch! I really love my girls.
Saturday I woke up thinking I would stitch Vinnie Stretch and what a great idea THAT was!! As I stitch up Vinnie I keep thinking I'd stitch him again anytime. More than likely I will, ha, ha! What a great project for IHSW.
I used Sulky Holoshimmer for the inside and outside border, regular backstich on the knotwork and Sulky Holoshimmer on the flames. The blended colors are beautiful.
Krystal managed to get in on it while driving from Oklahoma to Texas and what a treat that was!! Once again that girl had a finish while we all struggled along with out projects (TW loves quarter stitches and blended threads and so we stitched onward.....)
I finally share with Nancy (after much torture) what my Puppy Love Spring Contest entry was. It's called Flowers for You by Margaret Sherry in the World of Cross Stitching Issue 188 page 10. It's so CUTE!!
Instead of doing French Knots, I've chosen shiny beads. They look lovely!
After we were all done chatting away online, I went and washed dishes and cleaned the kitchen and a thought struck me....I really wanted to color Easter Eggs. I put those on to boil while I finished the dishes.
Over the years I would pick up different PAAS packets for dying eggs. I had picked up one called Candy and two called Shiny. You literally paint on the Candy paint. The one called Shiny are sheets of shiny metallic colors that you apply with glue, or in my case, not quite dry Candy paint.
The finished eggs were brilliant! My daughter even came into the kitchen at midnight and helped decorate.
This prompted my girl Leah to want to color some eggs similarly which is great because I was thinking about doing it again with empty egg shells. Great minds ha, ha.
And finally, this is as far as I've gotten on 12 Days of Christmas Day 1. I know, I'm so close to being done with it but really wanted to stitch Vinnie Stretch.
We shall see what I want to stitch after I'm done with Stretch. I would still like to get Day 1 - 4 done next, but as you and I both know...it probably won't happen, ha ha. For now, this is it on Day 1:
For now, keep doing what you are doing and HAPPY STITCHING!