In my current stitching rotation is Red Riding Hood by Primitive Hare. I am stitching it on the called for linen in 40 count from her shop and am using all the called for colors except the red of the cape. I was at the frame shop and saw a frame I wanted to use for this piece so brought the molding home and found the perfect red to go with it. There is a feeling in Isabella's designs that I find irresistible. In fact this very day I ordered her newest design called Guardian Mermaid. I have a bathroom decorated with things from the sea and think it will be a wonderful addition.
As if I don't have enough to do, I also started LHN - Little Peepers. I stopped in at my LNS and Vicki said she had something she knew I was going to want. Took one look at it and had to purchase it. It is going to be a super quick stitch. I changed a few of the colors to ones more to my liking as well as more complimentary to my OOPS overdyed fabric I wanted to stitch it on. I love those one of a kind fabrics.
I also spent some time yesterday getting to know my Go Baby fabric cutter a bit better. I ended up using it to cut out remainder 1/2 yard cuts of my Blackbird Madeira for Moda fabrics into tumbler shapes. I plan on making a table runner for myself. As you can see from the photo, I'm going to end up with more than one table runner. At a friend's request for 2 pillow cases and some cross stitch to be made into ornaments I also cut out everything for her request as well as 2 pillow cases for myself. I really enjoy making pillow cases.
Again this year I am going to enter photographs in the Iowa State Fair. This is still a bit out of my comfort zone as I'm such an amateur photographer still but every once in awhile I get a photo I consider somewhat of a surprise. Again am not expecting any of my photos to get picked for exhibit (there are thousands entered and they only exhibit a few hundred) but I think it is better to try and fail as that is where you learn and grow. I did take the staff's recommendation from last year and am entering the maximum number of entries (4) as she is right it does increase my chances. They are to be turned in this Saturday so still have a few days to come up with my 3-4 word titles. Here are my photos for entry - I'm pretty satisfied with 3 of the titles but not sure about the moon title. Your ideas are welcome for any of the photos and if I use your title I'll send you one of my homemade pillow cases (or something else I sew if you have something in mind).
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