I didn't even have to be concerned with the lighting to take my photos today:) Early this morning I got ready to have a photo session with my stitching progress and the door bell rang. Yep new camera arrived!!! WOOHOO!!! Perfect timing. I was stalling for my post because I was hoping the delivery would arrive when they said it would - and it DID. Ever since this morning I've been walking around the house saying "Hi! I'm a photographer and blogger and I love to cross stitch" - LOL, I have been having a ball today:))))) If you don't know what I am talking about - I have been mimicking "The Pioneer Woman" - Ree Drummond - love her. Our son loves the new camera too, so nice of him to let me play with it most of the day.
First - I get to announce the winner for the Lizzie Kate chart "Life's A Stitch".........
WINNER IS: SO CAL DEBBIE
Please email me your address Debbie.
Sew Delightfully Yours" blog. She sent me some beautiful crocheted coasters, a PINK potholder (these will be used as doilies and ornaments, no one better dare set a glass of water on them) and.....
HERE) and Linda (HERE) are our hostesses for this SAL. You can visit them to get to see everyone's fabulous progress.
Dames of the needle "Winter Holiday" - JCS Christmas Mag 2012
35ct parchment linen - WDW
I should be done stitching this ornament. But I cannot find the special button package I bought for specifically for this ornament...in such a safe place that I have hunted for over 4 days in a row. It's a snowman button and 4 holly buttons. I need them so I can adjust the nuns stitch that is to be the border all around so that it will fit on this lovely hornbook. Yes I hunted the web for a little hornbook only to learn that I think the border will be a bit large. Just a few obstacles.
The trees are done in long arm cross stitch, the trunks are done in rice stitches. I should of taken a more closer photo but I am learning the camera. Oh yes the pins are my adjustments for the border but I want to make sure the snowman button will fit:) Where is that package??? I will come across it soon I hope.
And lastly I treated myself to this excellent book (a while back). I used this to look up those specialty stitches I did on the ornament above and they were in the book. Now I know why the book is so popular. I have seen this advertized on - on line stores and our magazines. I bet you have seen this too. It's a great book and I am pleased with it. I also have been enjoying seeing what all of you have been stitching on your blogs too. Love it when some Autumn and Christmas designs are showing up now:)))
Hope you are enjoying the week. I am going to see what Christmas design I want to start next.
With Love and Appreciation - Annette