Aaaaaah.........feels so good to have another project done! I finished Blackbird Designs Be Kind & True this morning! YEAH!!! I'll post a pic later. Gotta press it! That was a lovely quick stitch! Ya gotta love those huh? :o)
After I finished Be Kind & True....it was out the door for a day of fun creative shopping...to heck with the malls and the after turkey day sales.....and the crowds! I picked up my funky friend, Bev....you know her from my previous posts......and we hit the needlework shop here in town, where they were having a trunk show of Melissa Shirley designs. I'm not big into needlepoint, but I have done a pillow or two, or three....and am always game for another fun and unique pillow design! Well...I picked up a handpainted Linda Carter Hollman canvas....SOOOOOOO artsy and colorful! I'll try and post a link to the site that shows the canvas I picked up! http://www.melissashirleydesigns.com/gallery/?index=2162&cat=69 I didn't pick up any fibers for this beauty...yet. One thing at a time...one thing at a time! This was a treat to myself for my recent promotion at work. All you needlepointers out there.....you handpainted canvas aficionados know this was not an inexpensive thing.....YIKES!!!!....but I said "Happy promotion to Kim" and picked it up anyway! Tis the season....ha!
After that money-drop....we headed out to Quilted Memories...a quaint and cute quilt shop about 10 minutes from here. Twyla is always a joy to visit with and the fabric selection did not disappoint. I picked up that great cool tumbling blocks print from Judy Rothermel's civil war line...LOOOOVE it! I'm just going to border it with an angled stripe and quilt that sucker! Let the print do the work! I also picked up a great book of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company patterns....and a few 1/3 cuts of more civil wars.
We then hit the local Dairy Queen.......where I proceeded to slooooowly torture myself with an Arctic Blast that I, for SOME stoooooooooooooopid reason, kept gulping....and then you get that excrutiating pain in your chest when all that shaved ice glops up and punishes you with a wincing pain that is nearly impossible to swallow down. But I just kept breathing deeply and eventually....the pain subsided. LOL I put it in the cupholder of the Santa Fe and didn't touch it until it was melted when I got home! THEN I enjoyed a nice cherry beverage that was previously the torturous artic blast !!! Live and learn...and then repeat. LOL
I've just started American Quaker Band Sampler by Scarlet Letter....doing my own conversion of threads that I have on hand...overdyeds. I'm hopeful it will be done by year's end. So then I will have completed 3 of the 4 smaller projects that I pulled not so long ago! Of course 4 out of 4 would have been wonderful....and it IS still November.....guess I better put this laptop away and get busy!
I hope everyone is enjoying this Thanksgiving weekend!