On to stitching! I finished the 2010 LK Snowman yesterday. I liked this little snowman as soon as I saw him. And looking at this will always remind me of the really lovely day that Dave and I had in Vermillion, Ohio.
He's stitched in most of the recommended threads, on 32 ct. Natural Belfast. Finished with the LK's little embellishment kit, but I don't think it was necessary. Who doesn't have a few Mill Hill beads and a couple of buttons in their basket somewhere?
Last night I dusted off Live, Love, Laugh again. It was missing me. It was put so far away over the holidays that it was sending me post cards. Here's where I left off in December:
And here's where I am now.
True confession time: I'm not too in love with the Belle Soie silks that I'm using. When I park my thread to begin a length, it's leaving bits of color behind. It's also a bugger to anchor the threads when I'm finished. Coverage is only so-so. I wish I had stitched this with some of Vikki Clayton's premium silks instead. I think that will be my go-to source for silks from now on.
Finally, I'm going to ask you all for a favor. My daughter Colleen has decided to start a blog. She's put up a couple of posts and she's experimenting with Blogger. I think she has a good beginning. Could you pop over there, maybe give her some encouragement?
I'm glad that she's started this. She needs to write, write, write. But not about her mother. That's definitely a one-way street.