Jan 9, 2019


It's been years since I've changed my blog layout.  I'm looking for a new three-column layout template.  Does anyone have suggestions?

I've said this before and I'm going to say it again:  Stitchers are the most thoughtful people ever.  Last year, I was RAK'd three times!  (Yes, i'm just now getting around to posting about it... bad me.)

Vickie from Reading and Stitching was going through her magazines and asked me if I was interested in various Asian-themed charts.  A nice package arrived in the mail that made my mind whirl as to which one I want to do first!

Fantasy Cards by Joan Elliott
Land of the Rising Sun by Maria Diaz
Graceful Geishas by Joan Elliott
Oriental Elegance by Lesley Teare
Oriental Sampler by Susan Bates
Sacred Serenity by Joan Elliott
Winters Beauty by Lesley Teare
Aren't they wonderful?!
Thank you, Vickie!

I've been a long time reader of the Stitching Dreams blog.  Carol does such a wonderful job finishing her ornaments.  She is always sharing stitching eye candy.  Recently, she hosted a giveaway for a patriotic chart called Uncle Sam by Bent Creek.  After Asian-themed designs, Patriotic designs are my favorite.  I'm also a fan of Bent Creek.  She pulled my name from the hat!

 Thank you, Carol!

This is the cutest thing ever!  I want to stitch it up now, but I'm finishing up a mailart exchange.

On Facebook, Glenna in KS had posted a July 4th photo of a towel she stitched a while ago.  I had admired it in a comment.  Much to my surprise, she sent me the chart.  

Coincidentally, I have towels I can stitch the designs on.  I'm so excited to start the July 4th one!

 Thank you, Glenna!

Until next time...


butterfly said...

Oh yes blogging friends are so kind .
Happy New Year.

Deb said...

Wonde4ful RAK’s. Love the Joan Elliot ones. Have them in my stash. One of these years, lol!

Katie said...

That's great. RAKs are awesome. I of course vote for the beautiful Joan Elliott dragon haha. Too many pretties to pick though.

Pam in IL said...

Stitching friends are the BEST! I would have a hard time deciding which one to start. I'm not much help on the blog design as I just use the templates and layout in blogger.

rosey175 said...

Wonderful RAKs received! The fantasy cards look like they'll be awesome. Glad to see a 4th of July to be started; it seems underrepresented in the towel world haha :)

Carol said...

Aw... thank you for your sweet words, Meari! Your finishing is amazing, too, and I look forward to seeing your finish on the little Uncle Sam :)