I was debating with myself whether I should post now or when I have some actual stitching to show but I have to post something for this past weekend, it was IHSW. OK, here goes, I started this weekend off examining a new magazine I got in the mail it is the latest issue of “Cross stitch & Needlework”. It is chucked full of wonderful charts like the Santa on the cover and this beautiful Nora Corbett. It is the Winter Dream Faerie. I have never done a Nora Corbett but I may just have to try this one isn't it gorgeous?
There is another chart from this book that I started stitching on this last Friday however I can only show a snippet because it is to be an exchange piece if I change my mind about it I will show it in another post.
The book hiding the stitching is a book I discovered today at Barnes & Noble, it’s called “Blackwork”. It’s a murder mystery (my favorite) and the main character does what else, cross stitch and needlework. The book is by Monica Ferris and there is an actual cross stitch chart included in the book. I may not have found a way to stitch and read at the same time but I can read about someone else stitching.
Also this weekend I attended a stitch & bitch at Jan's house, she fired up Skype on her laptop and we got to visit with MarchAnn and take a tour of her new retirement condo. So even though it doesn't look it, I had a very productive IHSW. I now have the eighth part of AW80S to start on, my exchange piece to finish and my Santa from my last post so I think I will have to close up the laptop and get to stitching so there will be updates next time. Welcome to my new followers, I hope you will visit often and thank you to all my followers for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments. Now to makes some xxs