Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy March!

Can you believe we are about 20 days away from Spring?! Where did the time go? Today may have been the proof that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. We made it home from church just in time for the rain to fall and the wind to howl. It was stormy all day, but a great day for stitching and drinking a cup of tea. I wore my sweatpants again and watched the race with stitching in hand. It was a real treat.

I am proud that I made a bit of progress today. I still have not located my error yet, but admittedly I did not look too hard. It is over on the right side somewhere in between the roses and her green sleeve. So I am stitching where I know it is correct. (I checked.) It is nice to work on the skirt for a while. I am hoping to commit at least and hour a day to work on her. I am really excited about being able to stitch the fruit border. I think it will really pop against the black background fabric. MLI really has true talent with her selection of colors. Everything just comes together so nicely in her pieces.

A couple of months ago, DH and I found those Altoids that are peppermint covered with chocolate. They are quite tasty. I think we have bought one a month, so I now have two of the tins. I have always wanted to stitch the tins since I have seen some really beautiful ones on the web. Now that I finally have the tins after all of these years, I can not seem to find a design I like. Isn't that always the way? I am sure that in time I will find something outstanding. I still have to work on my Whitman's tins, but only recently found affordable 40 count fabric. The fabric that it calls for is cost prohibitive for me, so I will dye my own. I also plan on using DMC rather than the more expensive threads. I think they will be absolutely beautiful. I hope to start them right after I finish the Lady.

Wishing everyone a happy week!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Patti, there used to be some pretty freebie tin topper patterns at the Victoria Sampler website. You could check there?