this is what it looks like here today!! And the forecast is for the same for the next 3 or 4 days. Welcome to spring in southern Alberta – lol.
So it seems like a good day to get caught up on a few things, beginning with the ornaments I stitched in March! The first is the last ornament in the ornament RR I was involved in – this is Marilynne’s choice – O Christmas Tree (c) Suzann’s Designs in the 1998 JCS ornament issue. I substituted GAST for the DMC called for. I love the back of this one, it was so much fun to sew together.
And this one is the last of the Dragon Dreams ornaments I needed to catch up on – Checking It Twice from the 2007 JCS ornament issue! My DS has already claimed all the Dragon Dreams ornies – the kids each pick a stitched ornament a year for their collections.
I had the opportunity to finish some things for Jodi this past week too! These lovely ornies were stitched by other ladies in our yahoo group for Jodi – aren’t they gorgeous? There were two other lovely pieces that I know Jodi is using as gifts, so you will have to wait to see those.
And finally, here are my April ornaments! I love hearts – this one is by The Sweetheart Tree – I subbed GAST for the DMC and did a satin stitch heart rather than buy the charm they called for – and it is Hollyberry Heart from the ’98 JCS ornie issue:
and this is Merry Christmas Roll from the ’97 JCS issue. Could you guess that it is by Shepherd’s Bush Printworks?? I used GAST again rather than DMC, and subbed a sledding charm, rather than buy the Santa bead that was called for.
I hope to spend the next few days getting caught up on finishing work, and then begin finishing my Ackworth Quaker Friendship book!! I finally found a fabric that I like, and ribbon that will work 🙂