Greetings all! I am pooped! I have had a very busy whirlwind of a weekend, how about you? I made sure I found plenty of time for stitching though. I found out that I am the surprise winner of the drawing that Jolene from Dip Diddly Designs had on Friday. I can't wait to get my winnings in the mail! Friday my sister and myself , along with my son and her granddaughther ( my great niece) took a trip to Branson to Cecilia's Samplers. I had a couple of a patterns in mind that I wanted to buy. One being BBD's Midnight Watch ( btw... congratulations Jan ,on your win of this from Jolene!) and the another of their's ,It's Berry Time. I had been wanting Berry Time ever since it came out. I have really been itching to do some kind of a red and white design so It's Berry Time won out. We had tons of fun shopping but little 4 year old Zoe was getting quite busy in the shop so my son and I took her outside to run off some energy while her GG ( as she calls my sister) shopped. My sister walked out with a pattern for a Christmas tree ornament in the shape of, what else, a Christmas tree. It came with the brass embellishments. I can't remember the designer. I was going to take my camera with me ,but I forgot it. :( I wish I had remembered.We have gotten so much rain here and it's flooded in a lot of places.I wanted to get pictures of that. Also the trees are really starting to get some beautiful fall foliage right now.Branson is a very hilly town ( as is most of the Ozarks) and it was very pretty seeing all the beautiful trees hill after hill.
This is what I got accomplished this weekend on It's Berry Time. The pattern called for 30 ct Iced Cappucino from R&R Reproductions, but the shop's dye lot of this was a lot darker than that of the model on the pattern. I opted for 30 ct alabaster from R&R and I think I will be happier with it. The pattern also called for 4 skeins of Crescent Colours Wild Berries .The pattern says that it's enough floss to do both the main design and the strawberry emery ,but I'm a good way in to my second skein so I'm thinking that it will be cutting it awfully close .
Here's a not so great close up.
Well kids, I think that does it for today. Hope you all had a great weekend and thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments.It's nice getting to know you all.
'Til next time,