Little House Needleworks
Liberty and Justice
28 ct linen scrap
Called for DMC threads
This little beauty of a pattern was obtained from Teresa in a trade. Thanks, Teresa! I have a finish-finish planned for this item and am working on it now.
I have been stitching mostly on Part 3 of Mystery Sampler by WTNT. I saw Myra's change to cardinals in her sampler and just love it! Unfortunately there are no cardinals anywhere around me (stellar jays are about the only real color I see regularly).
Helpful suggestions needed!
I joined L'Atelier Perdu Mystery Club and got Part 1. It is a darling mystery piece, but it requires stitching over 1 on 32 ct linen. :( I was struggling so bad that I pulled out one of my Crazy January Challenges that is stitching over 1 on 28 ct linen to see if that was any easier. It is easier but not much.
Now Part 2 of the mystery has arrived and I am still pleased with the design but feeling unsure if I will be able to do it. My question to you is---Natalie, the designer, has suggested using 40 ct fabric and stitching it over 2 threads as an alternate to the 32 ct over 1. Do you think this is the way to go? I normally avoid 40 ct fabric because it is a struggle to see.
This is something new to me and I wanted to share with my friends/followers. I signed up for a weekly basket of produce called Bountiful Baskets. Today was my first pick-up day and look what I got! A huge head of lettuce, one eggplant, one cauliflower, two bunches of broccoli, one english cucumber, one pound of strawberries, 9 bananas (green, not overly ripe throw-aways), six Fuji apples, 4 large peaches (whoops, I forgot to put them in the picture) and 10 nectarines.
For $15 plus $1.50 handling charge. There is also a first-time basket charge of $3. I thought it was a great deal! Here at my local farmer's market peaches are $1.99 lb. I bought 5 last week and it cost me nearly $6.
Bountiful Baskets is not everywhere across the USA. And the pickup locations are limited. Click here to see if this is available in your area.