I'm not sure what is happening to me, but my stitching preferences seem to be changing a bit. I still love fantasy designs in the styles of Teresa Wentzler, Jennifer Aikman-Smith, Nora Corbett, and Marilyn Leavit-Inblum, but lately I seem to be gravitating a bit toward the Lizzie Kate/Bent Creek/"primitive" camp. Maybe it is just that since finishing "Stitching the Standard," all the confetti stitching and color changes drive me buggy.... who knows.
Today I finally trekked to my LNS and bought my JCS ornie issue! I got tired of the nightly pilgrimages to the supermarket hoping hey'd have it out, and I called Barbara (the LNS owner) to make sure she had it before I went out there. However, what I was afraid would happen DID - I ended up buying more than just the magazine (but all from the 50%-off bins, if that counts for anything!)..... I think someone needs to take away my credit card. Anyway, I came home with:
-my ornie issue
-Dragon Dreams' Love is Magic
-Erica Michaels' Seasons of the Heart 1
-Something in Common's Cotton Candy sampler
-Just Nan's "Spring Peepers" and a little frog charm for it
(Both the Peepers and the Cotton Candy pieces reminded me of my childhood...Cotton Candy for obvious reasons, and the peepers because we used to live out in the country and I could hear peepers and bullfrogs every night!)
I spent less than $20, but it was still things I don't NEED..... *sigh*
Because a girl can never have too many octagonal jewelry boxes....right? This is my July small, Homespun Elegance's "Lady Quaker...
...or you will end up frogging a whole bunch of over-one stitching. Grrr. So there is no progress pic on the cowboy piece today, because I...
This is the little mermaid pattern I started the other night - a freebie. There was no color key, so I'm using: Crescent Colors "...
Pardon the rather blurry cell phone picture.... I knew I wanted to mount this piece on a wooden plaque, but its dimensions were making i...