I started crocheting an afghan while driving down...cross stitching is just too hard to do when sitting in a truck going on a highway...so I figured I would make myself a nice throw for the cooler months ahead. Some pretty wild colors!
In Kissimmee...there is a very nice little cross stitch shop. I discovered it a few years ago and was so happy that it was still there, in fact, her business is doing so well...she is moving to a bigger facility! I went on Wednesday afternoon and much to my pleasure, they have a little group that meets in the afternoon, so the ladies invited me to stay and stitch. Didn't bring a thing, so I purchased this little pattern, the linen, and threads and sat and stitched the afternoon! The design is by the Sampler Girl..part of her Jane Austen series. It was so much fun. I finished the pattern and now I have to press and either frame it or make it into a pincushion..not sure which.
While stitching, the ladies had the cutest scissors.."Puppy Snips"! I had never heard of them, but they are so sweet. I ordered two pair and they arrived yesterday. They also have "Kitty Snips"....I purchased them from http://www.eatsleepknit.com/ .I'm going to put a set on my keychain and leave one in my sewing basket.
On our way down, we always stop in Waltersboro, SC. They have a really nice antique district..a little pricey but I managed to find this embroidery hoop/stand. Made in Germany and holds the fabric tight.
Well. that's it for now. I don't like this new blogger format.....I have had nothing but trouble when trying to post. I like that the pictures show up while posting, but it's hard to center or put words in the right places. So if it's a little screwy.....I apologize!