It's been quite some time since writing for this blog! Life happened and took priority.
But in between those priorities, I did manage to extend my cross stitch library with several good reference books, and work some more on my sampler. The unfinished bit is a flower from a pattern destined for my daughter, but I felt like trying it out, so why not on this sampler? Some of you may recognize my internet "call name" .....
I also took a side track with my quilting friend and tried our hand at making a biscornu. See here the results of the first try. I just grabbed some linen I had in my stash of which I couldn't remember its purpose. Not really my colors, but then again, it was just a dry run to see if I could make this thing and more importantly, liked making it. After a few false starts (that's what happens when you're chatting away ), and fiddling with the corners, it took shape and I got the hang of it. It's a really cool thing to make! Wouldn't be cool as a gigantic poof?
The week after we spent decifering a japanese book and tried our hand at making a needle book! It was a very funny experience trying to figure things out, but two heads being definielty better than one in this case, we finally got it. Thank goodness the diagrams are clear...here's a photo of one I made for a friend. It's not my dream needlebook, but it was a good way to find out what I did and didn't want in a needle book.
Back to the sampler, I had to stop (unwillingly) to work on the Friendship Sampler of the cross stich group I'm in. This one is more classic than the last - Flowers in Pots is the subject. Worked in one color, a beautiful color, DMC #3858. As soon as it's completed, I'll post a photo.
That's it for now, oh, and yes, I've been tagged - have no idea what that is, and what it entails, but now my time is up at the computer, so dear daughter can do her homework. Tommorw I'll make work of this - so whoever tagged me, don't think I"m ignoring you, it's just that life hasn't allowed me to spend much if any time behind this thing! In the meantime, have a crafty day!