Sarah Elizabeth Brooke
by The Scarlett House
40ct Homespun (?) linen
Belle Soie as called for
Isn't she gorgeous?
I'm in love with her. And all the over one words went really quickly for a change!
I also worked on And They Sinned again on Sunday. Here's where I am now.
Michelle advised me to just work from left to right, top to bottom on those crazy motifs above the tree -- all of which I was dreading stitching. So armed with that advice, I started. And it's really helped! Still a bit more of those motifs in the sky to do. But then I get to work on A&E and the angel and that tree!
And the craziness in the sky is actually quite pretty. :D
I'm also posting my first TUSAL of 2012. Here's where you can sign up if you're interested. It's fun, and no pressure at all.
My ORTs might look a little funny. That's because my sweet boy child had a moment of nostalgia and decided to cut all my ORTs into tiny pieces with my stitching scissors -- just like he used to when he was younger. I added a few more ORTs after his snipping session though. lol!
Oh, and I took the picture of my ORT jar with my new acquisition for the pin cushion collection from Christmas. Isn't it marvelous? It's a reproduction of a sewing caddy from a talented artisan named Richard Hyers. Here is a link to his website. Oh, and thank you to Dawn for posting about his work so I could discover it! Dawn's blog is always full of eye candy.
I have received some lovely prizes in the mail recently as well. First, I won a lovely giveaway from Nicola at Stitching by a Cornish Sea. By the way, her blog is so worth a visit. She lives in the most beautiful area and does a lot of gorgeous stitching! Her ATS is what inspired me to get back to mine.
Anyway, here is the package I got.
And here is the prize in all its glory!
(Sorry for the darkness at the top.) I got a Love kit from the Historical Sampler Company, Plus a whole lot of goodies to go with it! Fabric, lace, trims, beads, a pretty note pad -- and I'm very excited about the purse frame that I can make into a purse. Thank you so much, Nicola! I love my prize, and I so enjoy reading your blog!
I also got a prize from Lizzie of A House in the Country.
It's a beautiful iPhone case for my iPhone! Her talented youngest daughter is an artist, and she designed the art on the case. Isn't it lovely? Thank you so much, Lizzie! Now all I have to do is figure out how to take my other case off my iPhone so I can put this one on. lol!
While I was taking pictures this morning for this post, Mia was watching over the proceedings from above.
She did get distracted though.
Always interesting things out the window. lol!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I always enjoy our visits. I hope everyone has a great week!