First I want to start off by clearing something up. It seems I have been posting more often since I have been "away from home working" after telling you all that I would be absent from the blogging world for a while. I have been away from home for two weeks now but I don't start work until this Monday. Meanwhile I've been a little bored sitting here in the hotel room while Masterchief started work this past Monday. He usually goes in a week or so before me because he's been doing this for years and he is in more demand (and is so much smarter than me). He reminds me of this every chance he gets but I remain silent when he can't find his glasses or he forgets which foot to put what sock on. Oh I'm just kidding of course....he really is alot smarter than I am. After all he's been doing this for a long time and the man has 20 years on me!! Anyway I'm saying all this to let you know that my blog-world silence or slacking will begin on Monday so until then I'm livin' it up baby!!
I took a few pictures of what I bought at TSS yesterday. Deborah commented that she couldn't believe I only bought a pair of scissors while there. I bought a couple other things but you must remember I just paid somewhere in the vicinity of $150 to have Liam's sampler framed so I couldn't really get much more. My bag was small on the way out the door but I can't wait for the day when I can go back in there and pick up the sampler in it's framed beauty!
You can see I also picked up four of the little thread rings. They were $1 each. I think I might pick up a couple more of them later. The scissors I just had to have! They are Sullivan's Heirloom Embroidery Scissors...4", stainless steel. They are so pretty, don't you think?
All of these things are atop a piece of 35 ct. WDW Onyx fabric. I have never worked on black linen before but I've been seeing a few pieces in your blogs that are absolutely gorgeous so I think I might give it a whirl. I'll need to break out of my shell and get a few bright colors to use with it though. I'm sure Brett will appreciate that!
Here is a closer picture of the beautiful scissors and the threads. I can't wait to get home and put these beauties in one of my scissor frogs. I can never have too many scissors!
Sweet Sue commented about the ABCD by La D Da looming over my head in the picture on yesterday's post. She remembers that I had a very hard time with this piece when I started it a while back. Seems it was cursed from the get-go and I couldn't make one correct stitch! I would not be defeated though so I put that piece aside and broke out a brand new piece of linen to restart it on. I brought it with me and I almost have it finished.....
I don't knit or crochet. My only "talent" is cross stitching so when I wanted more of those hand knitted dishcloths but was too cheap to pay for them I decided I was going to learn how to knit them myself. So.....dishcloths are the ONLY thing I know how to knit and I have no desire to learn to knit anything else. Thanks to my sister in law I can knit a dishcloth when I need one. She taught me a few years ago. While visiting with Laymie last week I had her pick out a color of yarn she liked so I could knit one for her. Because I don't knit these very often I need to refresh myself using Youtube as to how to cast on and such. I am down to the last four stitches on the needle and I know I need to do something different here so this is where I stand until I look up how to finish it.
Lastly...I want to thank Catherine once again for a great day yesterday and for bringing her friend Brett along. Brett is new to the stitchy world and Catherine is the perfect teacher to help her along. Before we parted ways Catherine gifted me this adorable little votive holder with a few tea lites to get me started. She thought maybe my hotel room needed some refreshing and she was right!
Thank you Catherine....I LOVE IT!!
Have a great weekend everyone. I'm so glad you visited with me today. It's cold here in New Jersey but at least the sun is shining!