I am very excited to have a finish to share with you. Here is Each Day is a New Beginning, in all her unframed, unironed glory!
I love how bright the colours are, but I'd forgotten just how stiff Aida is. I'm really not a fan of the fabric anymore. I was planning to get it framed last week, but I just lost my job so I will wait to frame her until I find another one.
The CreativFestival was OK. I was expecting a lot more cross stitch booths. I think I counted 5 or 6. But it is the smaller of the two yearly shows. I did buy some card making supplies and some gifts for my Mom. Her birthday and Mother's Day fall on the same day. She makes jewellery and sells it on consignment, so I bought her this -
Now, I've never made jewellery before, so wasn't entirely sure of what to buy, but I thought these glass beads and especially the crystal pendant were pretty.
For myself, I bought some brads, no-set eyelets and foil 3D decoupage sheets. The foil sheets are beautiful. I'm already thinking of Christmas because I bought two sheets of Christmas themed motifs.
I didn't realize the decoupage sheets were die cuts until I went to take the picture. I used one of the golden rose motifs to make a Mother's Day card. I also made a birthday card using different materials. I was very thankful that they were die cuts because I was under a time crunch and I'm not sure that I would have gotten both cards finished otherwise. Unfortunately I mailed the cards yesterday and forgot to take a picture. I will have to snap some pics when I'm visiting my parents.
My final purchase was some hand dyed fabric called Firelight. I also found some Czech glass beads for my stockings. I thought I would have to use Mill Hill beads, but it seems like the Czech beads can be found in fabric/sewing stores. They only had 2 of the 9 I was looking for, but it's a start! I will post a picture of the stocking when it is finished. It's almost there.
My last stitching update is on the RR. I finished stitching on Karin's sampler in the DMC conversion listed on the chart.
I think that I will treat myself to some stitching time this morning. But first, coffee! Have a great day everyone!