Hello Dear Friends! I've got some catching up to do and I'm so sorry to have not posted for a few days... it has been a fun, busy few days!
What a cheery smile Marianne has!
This past Thursday I finally had a chance to meet up with my dear friend, Marianne ~ in person. We have been friends via email for over a year now & only live an hour apart. It was about time we met face to face, huh? She is truly the sweetest! Her family, home, and critter babies are super sweet too! She introduced me to a marvelous cross stitch shop in Wichita called Hearts Desire. I was able to meet the owner & drool over the fibers and charts (ok, I didn't really drool, but you know what I mean!). There isn't a cross stitch shop near my home, so it was a big treat to visit this awesome store. I plan to revisit it, and Marianne, much~much more now too! After shopping, we spent the afternoon stitching & I also showed Marianne how to needle punch. She took to it like a natural! Oh, and I can't forget to tell you... Marianne is an amazing cook! She treated me to supper of homemade sauce, meatballs, and bread! This time... I really did drool! LOL
Yesterday was the monthly hook-in with Judy and Rustic Rug hookers. It was a smaller crowd than normal, but still great to get together for a day of hooking, wool shopping, and eating. I was disappointed my SIL, Robin, and good friend, Sher couldn't make it... but hopefully next month they will. Here is a photo of the wool I purchased ~ love the new over-dyes Judy had! ~ and an update on the rug I've been trying to finish for over a year now. I don't know why this one is so slow going! At least it is closer to being finished.
With the busy last few days, I've been behind on emails. While catching up, I was delighted to find this fabulous finish from France! The email was in French & I found myself disappointed that I could not remember much from 2 years of high school french class... but thanks to an online translator, I could read what Isa (no blog given) had said. She combined 2 freebie charts, ~*Beholden*~ and ~*Spring Freebie*~, to stitch up the most darling, pinkeep. The fibers & finish are so sweet and special! Isa, merci beaucoup!
Amidst all the busy days... I have been cross stitching on MODELS. I'm working frantically to get the finished & put the polishing touches on them. It won't be long.
Wishing you all warm smiles...
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