Short and sweet post to share a couple of things....
My finish.......ABCD by La-D-Da and it isn't even a difficult or large stitching piece. This is a Traveling Pattern started by Peggy at Kentucky Sampler. My slow turn around has to do with time, or lack there of. I made a decision to get more physically fit and that meant a committment of going to the gym. Unfortunately, the only time that works for me is before work. This has greatly hindered my usually 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. stitching hour for I am now at the gym by 6 a.m. I know....I must be crazy. Even worse is dragging the hair dryer and work clothes, etc., etc. It helps if I pack my bag the night before and I did fix up a hair and makeup kit and bought a hair dryer to leave in the locker room. Those little tricks has made it easier to get me there. My evenings are so hectic with volunteer work, guild meetings, Board meetings, that I usually pull in the drive at an ungodly hour, plod into the house, collapse on the sofa like a brain dead ummpa loompa. I am sorry I caused Jennifer to be concerned with my slow turn around. So here is it ladies, it is a pretty stitch and a fun stitch.
I used 28 Cashel linen in Antique Ivory with Threadworx #1039 floss. I am not sure how I am going to finish it.
Reading the journal that accompanies the pattern and now writing in it is all part of the fun. So cool to see where it has been and then to follow it through the link on Confessions of a Serial Stitcher. Even cooler to see everyone else's floss and fabric selections. I hope to get this in the mail on Monday to the next lucky stitcher on the list. As soon as Jennifer provides the address I will be whisking it away to Nataly. I will be sure to drop you (Nataly) a note when I do.
I also received a lovely surprise in the mail.....I was selected as a recipeint of a Christmas RAK by Andrea at The Craft Room. It is really darling! I loved the little beaded trim and turned it over to find the sweetest little charm. This little ornie will have a place of honor on my tree.