We found out that our little grandbaby that is due to arrive in February is a girl!! Her name (as of today) is Amber.
Who knows if it will still be Amber in February?? My mother planned to call me Marilyn (yes, for Marilyn Monroe) during her entire pregnancy. But, her roommate in the hospital had just named her baby girl Teresa. My mom liked the name so much that I became Teresa. (I grew up in a small town in Indiana and never did meet that girl-go figure).
Le Printemps by BOAF is coming along. I did iron this and am feeling somewhat concerned that this is all the better it came out??
I am so pleased to be able to show you this small finish to Part 3 of the L'Atelier Perdu Stitch Me Club. Part 1 is on the right side and I skipped Part 2 (which is pictured above the stitching) to go straight to Part 3 on the left side. This is the front and back of the needlebook finished.
I agonized over the fabric on this project, remember?? I ended up with 28 ct evenweave in platinum color. And I have had very few problems (well, other than the usual not being able to count, etc :) Now for Part 2 I will be starting the inside of the needlebook.
Here is the latest progress picture on the Petite Sampling Etui SAL. It has been a froggy couple of weeks. I am using the HDF silk conversion and was concerned that the light pink was too light-(see the center flower in the jar). So I pulled out the two suggested threads on the pattern and used the DMC on the right flower in the jar. It is more of a dusty rose color. I am staying with the HDF silk so that is one future frog. Also, the dark green stems and leaves in the jar appear black. So I used the DMC on the border and really like it better. So that is another future frog. Oh, and I haven't mentioned the over 1 stitching at the top :)
Nataly, if I wasn't in this SAL, I would have put this one down already. Thanks for including me!
In other business, I have been noticing more and more things being planned for 2012. Another similar challenge to the Crazy January Challenge-oh, my. (That reminds me that I have 2 more to complete) More needlework retreats are popping up. So many are on the east coast and I am tickled to see that there is one in Portland in July. Plus my EGA guild is hosting a regional seminar in Tacoma in June. What else are you seeing for 2012 (or 2013)?