I wish I had more pictures, a finish, new stash...SOMETHING to show you all. :( But I don't. I've been tired, a bit stressed over financial issues, and just not very interesting lately!
I DID discover Joan Elliott's blog, and via that her newest "Medieval Maiden" pattern, which was published in an issue of Cross Stitch Collection. I made a half-hearted attempt to find the magazine, but it seems that my local Barnes & Noble has seriously reduced their needlework magazine inventory. And really, that is okay, because 1) I don't have the funds to justify another stash purchase and 2) I already have all 3 of her first medieval series ("The Reader," "The Gardener," and "The Musician"). Plus her "Fairy Enchantment" book, and I'm sure a few other patterns of hers in various collections. So if I want to stitch a Joan Elliott design, I certainly have some options!
I'm soooo ready for Celebration of Needlework at the end of the month. (I budgeted for this, plus Mom sent some birthday money to help out a bit - I may still have to be careful on the shop floor, but at least I can go and enjoy stitching and my class without worry!)