Friday, February 02, 2007
Finally, it looks like winter has arrived in Maryland. They were predicting a bad storm to arrive last night; but it looks like it arrived this afternoon instead - just in time for the weekend. I do like it over the weekend - when I don't have to get out and travel in it.
The mailman delivered a wonderful surprise today - it was my exchange item from the Quaker Quarterly Exchange on Legacy - it is a "pendibule" according to my exchange partner - the stitching and the finishing are just exquisite. I also love the aqua/teal/blue colors. It is the CHS Quaker from JCS 2006 and our intials are stitched on the back. I am so lucky - I plan to use it to decorate a knob on my stitching table. I tried to photograph it - but I think my son has better photo skills than I do. There was also a gorgeous hand made card included in the package which was dry-embossed with a lovely design as well as both of our initials.
Jo, on the exchange piece I made, I used glass head pins - a good source is a floral supply place - they are the same pins used for boutonnieres.
This weekend I plan to work on Chatelaine's Mystery Sampler III. I have started on the border, but I find the process of counting to be a pain; and so I work on the middles first!
Happy stitching, Margaret