It's Monday...need I say more? LOL
I started out stitching this morning, before I even got fully out of bed. I think I need my head examined, as I've started TWO new SALs...and I was trying desperately to finish the one part today before another was issued. *Grin* I saw this online and just fell in love with it and just HAD to stitch it...call me crazy. Here's the first part completed.
This SAL called the Star Sampler can be found on this website http://periphaeria.com/tales/ I have done other SAL's from this designer, I just love her designs! I am stitching this on 40 ct Flax linen over two threads (did I hear a collective sigh of relief?) I'm using Anchor floss 45 and 1084. These are the same colors the designer is using, they happen to be two of my favorite colors, that's why I couldn't resist.
The other SAL I started over the weekend is a spring SAL and each part must be completed before you get the next part of the design. I like these patterns because I think they could stand alone. This can be found here, and I think there might be time to sign up if you are as crazy as I am...LOL... http://novalee02.over-blog.com/
I am stitching this design on 40 ct antique white linen over two using the DMC colors she suggested.
The 4th part of the Tree of Stitches SAL from The Stitch Specialists yahoo group came out last week, and I was able to catch up on the Eyelet stitches over the weekend. I had a little trouble with them as the linen threads are uneven, so the stitches came out a bit skewed. Still I love the color of this silk and though I want it to look nice, a few imperfections aren't going to hurt anyone. Here's my progress...
It's Monday, and I usually stitch on Heart of America, along with Babs. Babs, if you are reading this, I just want you to know I love Mondays!! I love thinking about you and praying for you and your husband as I work on this pattern. I hope you were able to get a few stitches in yours today too! Here's a picture of my progress on this one...
I took a picture of this bud a few days ago, but I wanted to show you the outcome of that bud. My hybiscus has been budding lately, and I just love the color of these flowers. I can't express what joy I feel when I see these blooms.
I have to tell you a little story...Our church year ends in February and begins a new year in March. It's just the way they run their finances and things don't ask me why! LOL They had their annual meeting of the church on Sunday, and they had asked DH, DS and I to give a video testimony of what has been going on with us this year. They played the testimony on Sunday. I got so many hugs and kind words about our family, especially my son. It's always nice to hear that your child is special, but I'm touched at how many people enjoy my son. All teenagers have their "issues" at home, but it's touching to hear that he's kind to others and responsible when he's out on his own among his peers. I'm also glad to hear that the way we've handled our situation this year has inspired others and given them hope. I'm a firm believer that we go through trials in our lives so that we can encourage others, or help us grow as people and as Christians, and when I learn that I've helped someone else, it makes the tough times worthwhile. I read something a long time ago about the refining process of gold. It is put through high temperatures so that all the impurities will burn off, leaving the purest possible metal, and you know what it's fully refined when you can see the reflection of the goldsmith in the gold. We are refined until our Master sees His reflection in us...what an awesome thought! What a day that will be when you can see His reflection in me so I welcome the refining process.
Hope you have a great week! I've got about three appointments each day for the next three days, so I doubt you'll see much of me, let alone any stitching updates. I was able to get appointments for almost all those referrals I had this week, so it'll be another week of poking and prodding...oh joy! LOL I'll see you at the weekend if I'm lucky...*Hugs*
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