Before I start my stitchy news, I just want to say that I had the opportunity to see Hamilton last night as part of the Richmond Broadway series and was totally captivated for 2 hours and 45 minutes. I can only imagine what it was like to see on Broadway in NYC because this cast was spectacular!!! This has been on my wish list for awhile and I was totally blown away...now I want to find out more about Alexander, Eliza and Angelica. If you ever get the opportunity...go for it!!!
I've been feverishly working to get my pilgrims done for Thanksgiving and made it in the nick of time. I've been struggling with to "bow" to or not to "bow" and a friend has convinced me not to, as she felt they distracted from the stitching. I am usually a "less is more" person, so I'm not sure why I thought adding bows was a good thing except they were shown on the pattern with ones made from straw and ribbon. What is your opinion? Here is A Pair of Pilgrims by Lizzie Kate...stitched on 28 count Lambswool Jobelan wth a combo of GAST, WDW and Anchor flosses. The buttons are from JABCO.
|Fabric on back of Miles and Priscilla|
I've been working on my annual ornaments for the Grands and decided on needlepoint ones for this year. I was at a 'new to me' store here in Richmond called RVA Scraps and they had some very reasonable needlepoint canvases...reasonable being 50 cents a piece...that I couldn't resist, especially since one had a soccer theme for James. I have his stitched and am working on the one for Cora, an ice skate.
Here are the other two for Asher and Esther...yet to be started.
|The Santa canvas came with the stitch guide and had a price tag of $58 on it|
I finished my Pumpkns for Sale on the top of the tin box provided us at Jamboree. Sally was kind enough to already have the tape and charm attached to the box. I added the pop-pom trim and cording.
I finally got my Inspirations book of Betsy Morgan designs. It is so beautifully done, but I haven't had time to really peruse it yet.....may have to wait until after the holidays when things calm down. It has eight of Betsy's previous designs/class pieces in it and one brand new one. Love, love , love it...maybe a Christmas gift idea???
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving with friends and/or loved ones. I know I have a lot to be thankful for and will be celebrating in NC with my daughters and their families. Luckily for me my SIL is a chef and he has volunteered to make our dinner. I'm sure the rest of us will be helping out....I need to pull some recipes...okay...just added to my ever growing list to pack.
Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!