The Drawn Thread - Game Board Sampler
35 count Ivory Linen
DMC (1 strand over 2 threads)
For those who are familiar with this piece, yes, I altered the pattern. All of my squares are stitched facing the same direction. This one will get framed sometime down the road.
Yesterday, I spent almost the entire day at my LNS, Stitchville. On the second Saturday of every month they have "Sip N Stitch" from 9:30am - 12:30pm where we do just that! I went in January for the first time and now again in February. It's a great way to meet new stitchers and to chat about our favorite pastime.
It just so happened that the shop was offering a class in the afternoon; the first in the series of JABCO pincushions for 2011 - JABCO Snowman! I thought it would be fun to branch out and do something different and it was fun. It's a lot easier to figure out these finishes as a group with guidance from the shop employees. By the time I left, he was finished. Don't you think he is cute?
A couple of crazy challenge updates...I spent a good part of the weekend working on Happy Hearts from BOAF. The bottom border and the numbers 1 and 2 were complete the last time you saw this. I finished the rest of the numbers and the filling stitches. I think that this might start moving a little bit faster now!
And here's Poppy Maye Russell from Heartstring Samplery -- the top alphabet is complete, and I've started the alphabet on the second row.
Thanks for stopping by and for all of your kind comments about my stitching! I hope that in the week ahead you find time to stitch with needle and thread!