I've been stitching. Really, I have! However, I can't show what I was stitching on until it makes it to its new home.
I did realize it's been a while since I showed a WIP photo of Balloon Glow. It's the project I work on during my lunch hour when I don't go out for a walk. Here's what it looked like back in July:
Here's what it looks like now:
Anne over at Doll's Musings and I decided to do a private Christmas mailart exchange. I've decided on the fabric and have charted out the front of the envelope. I know what I want to do for the back, I just need to chart it out. I think it will turn out so cute. I've never done a Christmas mailart so I'm really excited about it!
Speaking of Doll... She's celebrating her 3rd blogversary with a giveaway! Go on over and check out her latest finishes. They're absolutely adorable.
Savannah at Confessions of a Stitch Wraith is also celebrating a blogversary. If you're interested, check her blog out, too.
Julie is hosting a pumpkin giveaway over I'll Cross My Leg. It's adorable.
While out gallivanting through the thrift stores, I came across a couple of good finds. First up was a shopping bag full of DMC floss in envelopes... the entire bag for 67cents. It looked like someone's stash. There were almost 100 skeins.
Next up is some fabric and charts I picked up for 99cents.
Hard to believe that the PALS retreat is less than 10 days away! I've never been to this retreat, so I'm really looking forward to it. I know that Katie and Shelleen are going. I met Katie at another retreat several years ago, so it will be great to see her again. I hope to meet Shelleen. I've "known" her for years through blogging. She was the first person to comment on my blog when I started it. I'm rooming with Sue and Laura. Sue has adopted me as her surrogate daughter. :) I've never been to Myrtle Beach or South Carolina for that matter. I am so looking forward to it (Did I already say that? LOL) I've got a few excursions lined up: a jeep safari to see the area, and a visit to the Ripley's Imporium. I've got my stitching projects packed (important stuff first!), just need to add my clothes and accessories. With 200 stitchers descending upon the beach, I'm bound to meet other stitchers I've know through their blogs. I'll be participating in three of the exchanges... fun, fun, fun!
Until next time,