I have absolutely wonderful news to share......I am so so so happy to let you know that my dear friend Barbara has let me know she is now in remission...She has tackled breast cancer and won~~~ Can you believe this???? I got a call from her to share this wonderful news...She also wanted me let ALL of you know that she has felt your love, your prayers and your sense of lifting her above this awful dreaded disease.... I want to personally thank everyone who has emailed me, prayed for Barbara, asked about her over these last many months and sent me wonderful designs to stitch and put in my pink basket...Truly,there is power in prayer and the love from stitch friends cannot be matched!
~~~Way to go Barbara~~~
Next, I wanted to show you a little of what I have been stitching here lately....If you know me, you know that I often sneak in a small design if I am working on larger projects....I got on this "patriotic" streak lately and here is what I have finished stitching....
40 ct Lakeside Linen light exempler
This was the design I worked on and completed Saturday at the French Hen at the stitch-in...Fun pattern~
36 ct linen, coffee stained by me
Weeks threads as specified
Patterns by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives are hard to beat...Her instructions in the design packet are so easy to follow! I especially like the flag in this pattern.....
40 ct Mocha linen
npi silks, npi overdye silk
This design actually called for Watercolors threads, so I converted to npi and npi Northern Lights..I like the faded red shading....It really makes this flag look worn and tattered... Thanks Patti for another stunning design!!
An angel gifted me one of my now favorite photo props.... A pewter "F" that you see in the above photos... Isn't it the neatest thing???I just LOVE it~~ Thank you, Thank you!
In closing, I will share one of my patriotic displays..... I have my favorites, but really love them all...Each has a story in my head of what I was doing when I was stitching it.... I hope to finish off the 3 new finishes next week and either add to this bunch, or perhaps start a new Patriotic basket...We will see!!
Phillip and the golf team flew out for NY on Saturday and are doing fantastic in their practice rounds in the Junior College National Golf finals... We will be joining them tomorrow and I cannot wait! It has been so long since I flew anywhere...I am so excited!!
And, I hope to sneak in a trip to a local cross stitch shop...More about the when I return....
Hope everyone has a fantastic week and Happy Stitching!