Since my last post (15 Feb) I have wanted to announce that after smoking for over thirty years I have now been SMOKE FREE for 3 years. Wooooo Hooooo!!! Ok now that I got that out, here are my IHSW updates. I didn’t seem to get as much done as I thought I should have but, I do have another finish for this year, even though this is only one of three kimonos to be stitched in this project.
I picked up the Rose Sampler and finished page three and started on page 4 as of last night.
Today with the hubby off from work we went out shopping and had lunch at a wonderful Japanese Restaurant, the grilled chicken and shrimp was delicious and of course I saw a kitty statue at the entrance reminding me of my last finish. While hubby was ordering a new set of golf clubs I was able to get my hands on a copy of “365 Cross Stitch Designs” as if I needed 365 more. I just love the large variety of card motifs it has and there are even a few Joan Elliott’s in there. On Saturday I received my copy of “Cross Stitch Gold” magazine (issue #90) featuring Joan Elliott’s “Princess Cinderella”, it is lovely. There is also a very beautiful rose worked in blackwork, which is actually white on navy blue evenweave.
That would be something new for me… no I must resist starting another project. I have definitely been bitten by that “start another” bug. I have to go back to my old ways and finish the projects I have already started; they are beginning to pile up on my couch in big two gallon Ziploc bags. All of the packages for my drawing winners have been mailed and I can mark this off as a big success.
Thank you to all of my followers and anyone else who’s just browsing, please come again and leave comments, I love them all. I’m off to make more of those wonderful little xxs.