12 March 2019

Market Stuff

A modest haul from Market this year. Of course Fox Few had to come to my house, and I also picked up the new Brenda Gervais design, which I understand is the first in a series. I love her series. I also wanted a couple of the new Blackberry Lane designs, but I've had to order those.

One of the new PTP colors, Heartland. This is a pretty, golden neutral. It reminds me of the ubiquitous Vintage Country Mocha, but without the regular pattern.

These are my favorite Market goodies this year. I pre-ordered both, the Market cookbook in January and the Rosewood Manor one in early February. They are both very well done. The Market cookbook is in color, and has some small charts in it as well as some family photographs shared by the designers who contributed recipes. The Rosewood Manor cookbook has tons (60+) of small charts, mostly mini samplers. The charts are black/white, but there is a section at the beginning of the book showing the samplers in color. You can tell a lot of work went in to compiling these cookbooks.

So that's my Market stuff. This week I've started taking down curtains and pictures and rolling rugs, etc. I should be pretty well finished with all of that by the end of the week, and next week...

...we're unsupervised! Yes. Mr. Wonderful will be away for training, so Tiger Lily and I will be on our own. I don't know what we'll get up to, but if everything is still running along smoothly and on schedule, I hope I'll have some extra stitching time. I'm current on the Christmas Ornament SAL, and right now I'm working on a CEC mitten freebie.

Have a great week, y'all!

06 March 2019

Christmas Ornament SAL March Finish

Here's my March choice for the Christmas Ornament SAL, from the 2007 JCS Christmas Ornament issue. It's stitched on mystery 28 ct. pink even weave with GAST Rose Garden, Gold Leaf, and CC Weeping Willow. The beads are Mill Hill 2012. This is my second time stitching this one. The first time it was Mr. Wonderful's annual ornament choice back in 2007 and I stitched it as recommended (you can see it in this post). But I decided I wanted a pink one for my sewing room tree!

The first day of (meteorological) spring looked like this:

So I settled in with this:

and this:

and had a stitchy day. I'm right where I wanted to be by this time, as far as moving preparations go. We have the moving survey guy coming tomorrow, and once he's seen the house and has done his assessment, I can really get going on actually taking the house apart. That part will go pretty quickly and I'm chomping at the bit to get to it. After ten years on the East Coast, we are definitely ready to go. And we're excited about where we're going, so that helps.

But before I go Viking on the house, I plan to relax for a couple of days, go to Market Day at my LNS, stitch, and just breathe. And maybe lie around with my paw over my eyes.