Do you ever find when the credits roll at the end of a movie you want to see more. That's how I felt Friday night at the end of "Angels and Demons". I have started the book and was surprised when the beginning of the movie was different from the book but I really LOVED it anyway. Of course Tom Hanks was excellent again (isn't he always) and I think "Angels" was even better than "DiVinci Code". After the movie we headed for our favorite date spot, Fremont St., for a light supper at the deli in the oldest Casino/Hotel in Vegas, The Golden Gate. We then put a few pennies in the one arm bandits and as usual I lost and Tracy won enough to pay for the evening. We ended our date with a Cappuccino at Starbucks and some people watching. The weather was perfect even with a few rain drops.
In my post about Girls Day out Carolyn mentioned she was surprised by my restraint at the LNS. Well here is the reason I was such a good girl hehehe. I had a couple of online orders that I placed before going out. See, I really wasn't that good this week.
From 123 Stitch I got....
This has been a favorite designer of mine since I first started doing Hardanger and with the class coming up I have really been bitten by the Hardanger bug again. Even Tracy has noticed and when I start another new project he will ask if it's more Hardanger. I have started on one of the Hearts and hope to have some progress to share real soon.
This is the sampler that I will be doing for Maddie. I am going to change the colors a bit to make it a little brighter and will be stitching it on 28 count Platinum Cashel with silk threads. With any luck I'll have it done before her first birthday.
I also got some White fabric for the "Hearts" and a really pretty soft pink linen to do the Hardanger Angel for Donna's "Stitching for a Cure" tree and I should have enough to also do a couple of small ornaments.
And now who can pass up a good sale....Not me! Karen at Wasatch Needle Craft was having a 25% off sale for Memorial Day and I just had to have this.
Karen offers some charts already kitted up and in a very nice mesh bag at a discount. I saved about $9 buying it already kitted up with the chart, fabric and thread pack and then another 25% off that so it was such a good deal I also ordered a new pair of Stork scissors (they are on backorder but should be in very soon she said). I think this is going to go very well with "Tea and Stitches".
See I really wasn't that good this week.
I really got in some good stitching time and have a couple of finishes to share.
in JCS 2007 Ornament Issue
Stitched on 28 count Natural Irish Linen
with DMC #8 Perle Cotton
Told you I have the Hardanger bug. I couldn't wait to try the variegated Perle Cotton I got at the LNS and this was the perfect project for it. I'm going to make a little pillow type ornament with some dark green fabric to bring out the green in the design. I love this pattern and will probably do it again for our ILCS Ornament Exchange. It really was a fun quick one to do.
Stitched on 27 count Cream Northern Cross Linen (came with chart)
with WDW, GAST and DMC
This says it all about me (hehehe). I love the colors and found a perfect fabric to go with it to make a flat fold. I still need to add the little pink buttons at the bottom (as soon as I remember where I put them so I wouldn't lose them) and then get Tracy to cut the cardboard for the flat fold. Should have it finished and on my desk before the next week is over.
Well I'm sure I have bored you to tears by now so will shut up and get back to stitching the heart.
Until Next Time....Have a great rest of the weekend with some good stitching time.