A new decade...WOW!!! Just think how much mischief we can get into now! Okay, settle down...I know you think I am already into too much mischief--how could I get into more! My mind is awhirl with ideas....
I have been doing a bit of counted cross stitch during the break. Found a small pattern that I've had for several months (years?) while cleaning and decided to give it a go. Well, you know you can't do just one! So I pulled out some pieces I had done over 20 years ago and was smitten again. I also found two birth name samplers I had started for my nieces. Two was the magic number there--I have three nieces! I have had the stuff for the third one for ages (again, probably over 20 years) and decided to finish the third one and get all three framed for Christmas 2010! And I have it almost finished just working on it today. They are small which is good with the cost of framing! While reading archived posts on the Blackbird Designs site, I came across a chart for "Petites Lettres Rouges", a delightful alphabet sampler. Using 22 count cloth, it finishes at 5 x 3 inches! I have three beautiful shades of pink floss and white cloth. In one of the blogs, a reader had framed hers with pink and white toile and made a small pillow. So I am on the lookout for pink and white toile.
Never fear, I am still quilting...hand quilting and almost done with the 5 pointed star. Also finished the mystery top--I did figure out the pressing but am still not happy with certain parts of it. But it is done!
It's just too bitterly cold here--wind chills well below zero. Windy, snowy, drifting...winter has arrived in full force. It was too cloudy here to see the Blue Moon the other night.
Sorry for the lack of pictures--still having a bit of trouble with the computer. I hope it is not an omen for technical troubles all year!
Stay warm and enjoy whatever makes your heart sing.
Hugs to all,