...Plum Street Samplers Favorite Spot Sampler!
Wow, thanks to everyone for voting! I had over 70 votes! Where is everyone when it comes time to comment?! Ok, fess up...who voted twice? =D I was watching the poll like a hawk last night after work to see what was in the lead and I could tell it was going to be Favorite Spot Sampler. I was shocked! I didn't think this design was on anyone's radar. I haven't seen anyone working on it. Or talking about it. Nothing! I was also surprised that the stocking didn't get very many votes.
Of course, you guys picked the design I was the least prepared to stitch! I just received the pattern on Friday and I knew I had fabric and threads for it but where were they!? The closet got ransacked and I plopped myself on the living room carpet to find my threads and figure out what linen I was going to use. Here is a snap of my start.
Rather dark photo. Hmmm...I need photog lessons. I'm stitching this with the recommended GAST (so far) on 40 count Lakeside Pearled Barley. It seems to be a little darker than the recommended Lentil so it will hopefully show the "girl in white dress with blue satin sash" and the snowflakes better than in the photo. This is a rather whimsical piece and keeps making me smile.
I've made more progress tonight since I took this picture and will try to stitch a bit more on it since it's still early west coast time. I received the needed thread to finish my Almost Halloween thanks to Natasha who sent me a little bit so I can finish. Thank you Natasha! I am going to try to do that tomorrow in between attending a work event, going to pub/chess afternoon and trying to make beef stew. I do have to say that I miss having a boy that cooks but I do not miss any of the related drama. This cooking stuff though really takes time away from my stitching! But sometimes a single girl needs to eat something more substantial than salads and popcorn....not together, of course.
Today, I went to the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival! So much fun! And I bought myself my very own little pumpkin patch! Wait til you see...you all will fall in love. I need to take photos during the day. I, of course, forgot my camera and didn't remember until we were sitting in traffic at a standstill. No way to turn back at that point. So I have no photos to show of the actual festival. Seeing how bad my photos are, perhaps I spared you all. lol
Ok, time to catch up on blogs, try to send emails (maybe) and stitch a bit more.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! And thanks again for the voting!
Until next time...