Hello Fellow Stitchers!
If you're like me, photos of stitchy stuff are almost as good as the actual thing. Not quite, but close. ;-)
First off, I forgot (hangs head in shame) to post my last page finish on QS Dragonflies. This is page 4 done. The fabric is from Picture This Plus and I purchased it from 123stitch.com.
Once I started on page 5, I realized I was one row too low on most of page 4. In order to get everything to line up properly, I'm adding a row of stitches as I go. As least I'm not frogging!
Next up, the pretties that arrived in today's mail from 123stitch.com:
The bunch on the right is part of what I need for an autumn-themed project in the future. I figured I'd start buying a few each time I place an order. That way my Paypal account isn't screaming.
The colors on the left are for a project of my own design. These are all Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST). There are 2 Forest Glade, 1 Acorn (brown), and 7 Weathered Barn. The WB was a bit darker than I thought it was going to be but looking at it, I think it's going to be perfect! No, I'm not telling what it's going to be. No, there won't be any progress photos. This is for a pattern that hopefully, I'm going to eventually offer for sale so no previews apart from the threads.
Last, but not least, is a photo of the cabinet where I store some of my supplies. I've redone the look of it after browsing ideas on Pinterest.
Here it is before:
...and here it is now:
The top drawer has miscellaneous "stuff"; second drawer is all my tools (hammer, pliers, etc.); third drawer holds my collection of Mill Hill beads; fourth drawer has stock size frames and mats; fifth drawer is the few cross stitch kits I own; long drawer is stuffed with crochet thread (bedspread/doily type). The door has been converted into a chalkboard. Behind it I have a shelf of my glues and paints and the rest is my floss and Kreinik collection.
The bouquet on top is my wedding flowers. So glad I opted for silk. After all these years (21 this month), they'd look awful if they'd been real.