Day Two. I spent this evening working on the Silent Auction with my co-conspirator Nicole. (Yes, it's true.) I'm digging back to the list of blogging topics I created for the NaBloPoMo project two years ago. I'm going with Number 63, "Review a Recent Purchase."
This year, I joined The Silver Needle's exclusive "A Little Help from My Friends Stitching Circle." You've probably already seen some people stitching their pieces, but I'm just collecting them (for now). I have to admit that when they sent me an email telling me that my item had shipped, I was completely perplexed. Already forgot I had ordered it. I'm blaming age; my brain is mush.
I loved Paulette's fraktur folk art sampler. That's a style that's big around these parts. And there's nothing I don't love about the checkered wings.
I'm also a fan of the Cross-Eyed Cricket penny flowers sampler. They also included a photo of another way you could stitch this--all pennies surrounding an initial. And I'm going to have to do it that way too. I really love this one, even though it's not my usual colors.
But frankly, these are two of my favorite designers, so it has been a bit of a gimme so far. Let's see how the next three hold up.
I don't have to tell you that this is also day two of me not stitching. My plan for this month has gone to hell in a handbasket! The good news is I have a stitching retreat this weekend. If I can just make it through the next two days.