That is such a wonderful place to be!! I've really enjoyed the last couple of weeks with NO plans. It's been pretty hot here, the kind of weather that you don't mind staying in the house. I found out what the problem was with Fairy Garden. I am using a color chart (which I rarely do-but seems to be easier to follow with these patterns) and I have never marked off what I have stitched on a color chart. I don't know why it never occurred to me. I was having a hard time figuring out what I've done and what needed to be done. Especially those Hollyhocks!!! Since I have the chart saved on my computer, if I need to look something up that I marked up it's always there! DUH!!! So after a nice solid week of stitching on it ,it now looks like this.Photos are all clickable. It's nice to have the bottom border done, except the beads of course. My goal is to finish ALL the stitches and beading on this part and then start to roll it up and work my way up. The only other thing that I worked on was Lyne's RR, And A Forest Grew. I made it all the way across to the right side for her. Pretty sure I have several more weeks before I have to mail it on, so we'll see how much farther I get. This a a before and after shot.
I also did a "finish" for a friend. A frame just didn't seem right for this piece, so she gave it to me to come up with something. I thought the shape and size would be perfect for a flatfold. It took me awhile to find the right material to match the stitched piece. I think it came out pretty good! And of course I have to leave you with a picture of Amberlyn. They had this cute pool on sale for $10 and I couldn't resist. She enjoyed splashing around and gave us some entertainment! Until next time....happy stitching!