Hooray! I have 2 finishes back from the framers. Happy dancin' time! I love my Harvest Angel and can't wait to get her hanging on the wall. The other piece is an EGA correspondence course called Laksana's Sampler. I learned a couple new stitches here. Myreschka, aka, Ukrainian pulled thread and another pulled thread stitch called murver (around the large heart). I really like this stitch and also used it in the angel's wings.
I have also been working on a couple other samplers from the Marquior Group:
This first one is such a lovely sampler. The pattern calls for lines of celtic knots above and below those lovely letters but I plan to attach thin lace instead -- probably with some beads for a little glitter. I think that will be so pretty. I'm a sucker for beads and lace ...... what can I say.
This second sampler is such a cool pattern and a wonderful opportunity to just play with colors. I am loving it! It's a little hard on my eyes, however, because I'm stitching over 1 on 28 ct fabric. However, since I'm using only 1 thread, it seems to go faster because there is no laying of threads to slow me down.
This upcoming weekend should be a nice one -- it will be a laundry, stitching, puppy weekend. What fun!