But back to Longwood Gardens for a minute. If you are ever in the area of northern Delaware or south-eastern Pennsylvania it is a definite must see no matter what the season. Heather and I spent the most of the day there on the last day of the holiday display. An evening visit is awesome as well with all the lights on all the trees and outside displays.
We walked the grounds and found some new 'favorite' spots and were just as happy to just tour the conservatory.
Each year they pick a theme for the 'drawing room' area and this year was books. Pages were strategically folded to create images.
Bows on packages were also created from pages of books.
The orchid area is always a favorite.
This one looks like the face of an alien!
For stitching and my EGA Challenge -
I finished my challenge piece for December. This is My Stitcher's Heart, a collaborative piece from Elegant Stitch and Hands on Design. The project consists of several smalls, a hexagon box to store the pieces and this stitched piece for the box top.
I think now have all the pieces except the scissors fob completed. Time to schedule an uninterrupted day to do the finishing. I'll put it on the list! Best part is to pick a new #4 for the challenge.
This month at my EGA, Number #3 is our focus piece. I should be able to easily accomplish the completion of this piece during this rotation! I am really enjoying this challenge so far.
My starting point this month.
Two motifs completed since Thursday.
Camp WannaStitch at the end of this week should really help me move this to the finished column. It's another win-win. A finish and a chance to sort through my stash to find a replacement #3 project.
So that's a wrap from me. Off to un-decorate and leave the house with lack of color and looking blah. :-(
Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching.