I started out Friday night with a bit of finishing. Here is the "Think of All the Beauty" freebie, now finished into a pillow. You can't see the backing fabric, but it is a light lavender with little stars.
I thought about working on the Mermaids Saturday, but after looking at them all last weekend, I was in the mood for something different. I went to my freebie file and pulled out "Blessed Be" by Plum Pudding Needleart....and started and finished it!!I stitched this on a scrap of generic 28-ct. evenweave I found in my fabric drawer. I swapped out a bunch of colors....I think I only had 2 or 3 of the DMC colors the pattern called for....and I love how it turned out! I used GAST Cranberry for the flower pot and the lettering, and Six-Strand Sweets' Cookie Dough for the border. The rest of the substitutions were pretty subtle. While I'm not Wiccan/pagan, I've always liked the "blessed be" sentiment. Plus, it was neat to find something "religious" that wasn't overtly Christian.
Finally, today I got out my little chickadee wreath. The confetti stitching really is a bugger on this one, but I like it anyway. Gives me a new respect for you TW stitchers, I tell ya!OK, time to crawl into my toasty bed. (Oh, the winds have been bitterly cold here today....even the dog didn't want to be outside for longer than she had to be!)