But we made it safe and sound. But since I drove both ways, I was exhausted. Slept like a rock Sun. night and took a nap on Mon. Feeling much more "with it" today!
While in the Outer Banks my take along project was Ann Pegg 1877 by The Scarlett House. I'm stitching Ann in 36 ct. Vintage Maritime White by Lakeside Linens. The chart calls for Gentle Arts Threads which I'm using but does have a conversion for DMC.
While I worked on Ann almost every night I find that when I use a smaller linen count it takes me longer to stitch.
Meanwhile the lovely Isabella was awaiting my return. While doing laundry from our trip I managed to stitch on her a bit so she doesn't feel totally left out. If you are wondering about the large gap in letters, it's because the second row is done on satin stitches. Trying to figure out the best way to make them look really good. Sort of wished I had used an even weave as linen with its variation in the threads isn't always conducive to smooth satin stitches.
While on vacation we had our mail held. I had some wonderful goodies awaiting me upon my return! I ordered a couple DVD's (Center Stage & Band of Brothers). Being a child of the 50's I so enjoy a good western or war picture.
I also received some fabric 40 ct. piece for Mexican Schoolgirl practice sampler. And a chart for a Tin Topper by Samplers and Such (Rebecca Dorrie design). All eBay purchases.
When I was packing supples for our vacation I was looking around for something that could hold extra needles, tweezers, needle threader and scissors. Whala the larger Altoid can is just the perfect size!
Evidently I was behind in figuring this out! Seems Rebecca has a whole series of tin topper charts. Plus Piinterest has instructions how to finish them. I'm kicking myself now for all the tins I tossed when empty.
Here is some of the designs for tin toppers.
If you like this idea charts can be purchased as noted below. I was just lucky to find the one I wanted on eBay.
There are lots of designs still available - right now the models are all down at Needleworker's Delight in Colonia, NJ - this is one of 2 frames of my tin models she has.
Guess that's it for this post. Happy stitching!