My thanks to an Eagle Eyed commenter who alerted me to the fact that I had left a U out of Autumn on my September word play. I knew something did not look right but I just could not figure out what it was! Rather like editing a blog and you do not see a misspelled word or punctuation error. So here it is corrected. And now it looks RIGHT. Thanks again to my anonymous commenter.
I decided to just go ahead and start on my two new charts.
I stitched on this Sunday. As it was close to being done on Sunday night I worked on it on Monday as well. I did change the color of Collector from White to Black. I saw a Floss Tuber had done that and I liked how it looked when it was completed. Thanks again to Mary and RJ...Stitching Friends Forever. Those beautiful Antique buttons were in my giveaway box from them!! I had the buttons squirreled away for the perfect project. I have more left so you will be seeing them in the future.
Monday afternoon, Brenda of Brenda's Minders and More stopped by to drop off some project bags.
We gabbed a lot and I think she could tell I was needing some stitchy conversation. And speaking of stitchy convo.....my sweet reader, Angela, took time to let me know that the Q snaps cannot be tightened by running them through the dishwasher. She suggests just buying new clips that can be purchased separately from the frame. Angela does what I do when mine get loose. I just fold up the fabric and place it under the clip and it works fine. I will say one time I got a bit too enthusiastic with this and broke the clip so just be cautious if you take this route with your Q Snaps. Angela also offered to deliver floss and fabric to my doorstep. I so appreciate that in this crazy time. But my fingers are crossed that Hobby Lobby will be opening up soon. I have a particular fabric in mind for my Blue Bird and I hope I can find it when the stores reopen. My floss order should arrive any day now from Fat Quarter Shop. I have noticed several stitchers on FB are complaining about orders taking so long to arrive from online shops. We need to remember that most of these shops are a one person operation and they probably have more orders than they are used to filling. 123 Stitch is taking a bit longer as well as Fat Quarter Shop but I am okay with that. I am just happy they are open and shipping. I can recommend Jen's Stitching Niche, Kitten Stitcher and Sheperd's Needle as very good online stores to purchase wares from in the Covid situation. And a PS to Angela...we love all the PBS mysteries with Endeavor being a favorite. I am hoping it comes back soon. Right now we are watching Baptiste....very interesting.
One last finish....The Cat Candle Mat by Prairie Grove Peddler. I did this one for Susan, my crazy cat lady friend. I found this votive in my decor stash and I am giving it to her to go with the mat. It matches perfectly.
She is looking for someone who sews to finish it as directed on the instructions.
I also had some happy mail. This is Priscilla's holiday thread pack from Fat Quarter Shop along with some black and white.
Yippee! It came in a plain white plastic envelope and there was a sweet printed card enclosed apologizing for the way the order was packaged. Due to Covid 19 they are packing things very simply and of course, like everyone else I imagine they are working short handed, I am a happy camper....it is what is inside the package that counts.