The Holidays are just about here. It's crazy and yet very exciting. I've been stitching away on Gingerbread Street by Sue Hillis Designs. Yesterday I had a scare...Can you see the very top left corner above the candy cane? Oh yes, I needed to move over my hoop and discovered the grey markings.. I couldn't believe it. This has never happened to me before. I think its from the hoop. This is the sparkly pink fabric.
So today I did my best to clean it. I first wet the fabric (only that corner) and took Dawn dish soap, deluded the soap then applied it to the fabric. Next I rinsed it, rolled it in a clean dry towel, then ironed dry. It looks much better but I can see some light markings left. My hoops have always been clean and I don't EVER allow any liquid or food near my fabrics or threads. So I went today to Michael's and bought myself a Q Snap Frame. I'll see how that works. I really do love my Susan Bates hoops. I've not ever had a problem in the past. Didn't get to stitch today but sure hope to this weekend.
Participated in EMS Holiday Stash Exchange. This is my favorite exchange. No stitching projects needed. I couldn't but help stitch this little pincushion for Julia though. We got to chose if we wanted Christmas or non-Christmas Stash and EMS recommends a limit of $10. Julia chose Christmas. She liked Adia fabric and pastels. I found this chart of Jar Toppers that offers lots of small designs. They don't have to be stitched for Jar lids. They'd make great ornaments. So what I did was select one of the designs and bought Julia all the threads for that pattern (the Merry Christmas one). I mailed it on
Tuesday and she got it Wednesday. That was very fast. And she told me she loved everything...
35ct Linen (also the name of the color) by WDW
This is my book that I used for the Deer design. It was a great quick stitch.
I ordered this book from ABC Stitch Therapy. Remember when they had the on-line trunk show. I think that's what they called it. I looked and was so happy to see this book listed under Dinky Dyes. It's a great book. I have looked thru it and it really has great step by step illustrations. I know it will prove a great reference for me.
New Christmas stash.
I wish you a wonderful weekend. I will be stitching and planning our Thanksgiving Menu:)
Always with Love and my Appreciation - Annette