If you subscribe to the Attic's newsletter, you might have spied a couple of pieces by Needlework Press which are going to be released at the Nashville market in March. Yes, the big one is the model I was working on for so long. It's Mary Mccallester. (Keep in mind, my picture isn't great since it was taken before I sent it back to Vickie to be framed.)
Isn't she gorgeous? I am so in love with her! If you want to see Mary all pinned and wrinkle free, go to the link above and scroll till you find her. Stitches used on Mary are cross stitch over one (verse and words) and two and rice stitch.
Needlework Press is also releasing a small piece, Sweet Pea. which I also stitched a long while ago.
It's sweet, isn't it? :D
And no, I didn't stitch Mary Moteshed, the Attic's featured Sampler of the Month. But I do love her!
Vickie, I hope you don't mind my showing the models off here. (And no, I have no affiliation to the Attic.)
And now for the piece I'm currently stitching, The Hart. It's coming along. I'm finally stitching the fun parts.
I decided to stitch some of the grass to break it up since there is so much of it.
The lady reminds me of Queen Elizabeth II. I think it's the nose.
I recently made a purchase of a nice bed for Mia -- and it's been a huge hit. Mia sleeps in it almost exclusively, day and night. She used to sleep right next to me at night, but now she prefers her bed. It has a fleece lining, which she loves to knead. And it has a surface under the lining which reflects her body heat back to her to keep her warm.
She even got right into it when it first arrived, despite it still being cold from outside!
Don't worry, I have since taken that tag off. Mia is a happy cat!
From the beginning of the weekend, I was asking the Father Type if he had Monday off. "I don't know....." was the constant answer. I finally got him to check the calendar -- and yes, he has it off!! So yay for three day weekends!
We finally bought a nice couch/bed for the sewing room/the girl child's former room. It will be delivered on Wednesday. I'm so excited!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week! Happy President's Day to those in the US.