Here is my latest Stitchers Garden block. Not my favorite of the bunch. I was supposed to use the fringe foot and sew in some fringe into the center of the flower heads. I'm not a fringe kind of girl so I omitted it.
After finishing the Age of Brass and Steam I started another shawl. This is yarn purchased at Stitches South 2010 along with a pattern I found there as well. This is only the 2nd project I've used my Stitches South purchases for. I think I bought 19 skeins of yarn. Not a good success rate! This shawl is on my goal list for the year. I'm not sure I'll end up giving it to my mom as planned. I'm using a lighter weight yarn and it may end up being neckerchief sized.
I forgot to get a picture of my stitching project. I'm thinking of starting another project - a big one. We'll see if that happens before I talk about it. You know how quickly things can change!
I like the short color pattern in the yarn. Hopefully you can see it below. It's just a couple of inches before you transition into another color. I'm not a fan of color pooling like you get with longer sections of color.
I was so very pleasantly surprised yesterday when a box came in the mail for me. I knew I had not ordered anything. I saw the name and I kind of started getting a feeling that I knew what it was. Sharon at Daffycat is doing a random RAK and she picked me this month!!! Is this little guy adorable? If you're not familiar with Sharon, not only is she a bea-u-tiful stitcher, she is an amazing finisher. I didn't get a good picture of the pins but she made those as well. Thank you Sharon! I'm still smiling!
I just realized that I never thanked Tonya for sending me this bag. I saw her video on installing a zipper in a coin purse. She can crank these things out in minutes - about 10 to be exact. I'm not sure I could get a needle threaded in that time. Tonya sent me one and it's beautifully stitched. Thank you Tonya!
I hope everyone is having a good week. Happy Stitches to you all!