Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I've been up to....

Since the retreat, I've been working on a counted cross stitch project for a friend who just became a grandmother...

...but now I will get going again on my block that I started at the retreat. Here's how it looks right now. I used all fabrics that I got in the stash dash, except for the painted piece, which I took with me to the retreat. I ended up selling all of the elk paintings and several of the birds. And spending all (and more) of the money I received on lace and crocheted butterflies. A good time was had by all (especially me).

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Outlander Round Robin and a good day at Sally's

I'm in a RR that has as its theme the book series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. For the first block I got to work on, I painted the emblem from the front of the book that I have, stitched the Fraser clan motto, and then did some seams.

The last time I got to go to the Salvation Army store near my house, I found these buttons and a lace motif that I've never seen before. The buttons on the left are mother of pearl, still on the card and priced originally at 39 cents each. Anybody care to guess how long ago that might have been? I paid a quarter each for the cards, and will portion these beauties out judiciously. The buttons that are two to the card are glass and equally lovely.

The lace motif is on its way to a new owner. Hope she likes it.