Today was most excellent. Why you ask? Because it's the second Saturday of the month and a group of us gather at Stitchville every month on this Saturday. Great conversation, delicious food, and of course, lots of stitching. Wish I had taken my camera with so I could show you some of the projects that were being worked on...next time...
I stayed on task and finished Heavenly Paradise by Ruth Ann Russell (C Street Samplerworks). I have designated myself as the unoffical president of her unofficial fan club. Okay, I just really like to stitch her designs, what can I say?
This beauty is stitched on 36 count light espresso R&R linen with WDW fibers. Lots of fun specialty stitches in this one including a rounded Rhodes stitch, rounded Eyelet stitch, Rice stitch, Double Leviathan, and of course, my favorite, cross stitch over one!
Less than 30 minutes after putting the final stitch in I had it at the framer with my frame ordered. In about two weeks I'll share the framed finish with you.
I'm hoping that Ruth Ann will release this pattern as a chart as I'm sure that many of you would like to purchase and stitch this one. Until that time, you can find the pattern in SANQ Volume 28/Fall 2002.
One of the best things that happened at Stitchville today...I picked up my copy of the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue! Love it!
Hope you are having a great weekend. Keep on stitching!