Anyway, forgetting about the zombies for a moment, you may be just slightly more interested to read that I've been stitching! I'll tell you, if not for my stitching buds, I doubt I'd have anything to show you. I thank heaven for my stitching friends. They keep me motivated and visits with them make me sit down, take a breath and remember how much I love my stitching.
And now I can share a finish with you. A bit of backstory - There's this wonderful group of women I met through blogging. Beyond stitching and blogging, we all had bits and pieces of our lives that were in common with each other and well...these great friendships formed! We started getting together here and there, and then we decided to spend a stitching weekend together. It was a wonderful trip, and now it's a yearly tradition!
So here are my Erie Girls and me:
|Clockwise from the top, that's me, Carol, Pam, Linda and Barb, just before our gourmet breakfast!|
We like to do small exchange gifts for each other, and this year's exchange was really fun. Since we all buy the JCS Ornament issue, we each chose one of this year's ornaments and then put together 5 identical kits for each other. (Five, because our innkeeper is a stitcher, too and we wanted to give her a little something. She treats us so well!)
For my kits, I chose Little By Little's ornament, Joy of the Snowflake. So I started stitching my model in the charted colors (blue and brown) and while I liked it, it wasn't thrilling me. The blue was lovely, but the brown snowflakes? Not so much.
So I raided my fabric box and my Vikki Clayton silks and came up with this:
|PTP 32ct linen (Phoenix) and HDF Kali and White Chocolate|
Tomorrow I'll show you the kits I received and other stitching we had going on over the weekend. I can promise you some great stuff!