One of the best things in life is the opportunity to meet new friends. The internet has made this process so much easier and in many cases, a shared love for stitching has translated to close-knit friendships for a lot of us.
Ana and I are such a case. It started with her offering to harbor my orphaned Spring Knotgarden and things just blossomed from there. Since it's Spring Break for her kids this week, they headed to FL to visit her dad, which meant we got to meet up. YIIIIPEEEEEEE!!!! Her kids are so cute!! :D
We had dinner together, and after ordering, she and I abandoned the hubbies, kids, and her dad, and hopped into the car for a stitching "show and tell." She brought her WIPs, and man oh man, if you think the pics on her blog are gorgeous, they are more amazing in person!!! We were so engrossed that we ignored two calls on her phone notifying us that the food had arrived, and hubby had to come out to haul us back in. But really, who needs to eat when there's stitching to drool over?? ;)
Then, much to my surprise, she pulled out a stitched piece of the two girls from Under the Friendship Tree, stitched on a gorgeous soft lavender fabbie she'd dyed herself, and told me it was for me!!! *THUD!!!!* I was floored and so touched. How cute are they???? I've claimed the dark-haired girl as me, cos that's the dress I'd wear and also, Ana bleached her hair when she was younger, so she gets to be the blonde. She doesn't know about this ownership claim yet, but nothing much she can do about it now. HAHA!!!
Now, about the Serengeti Mandala... you guys have been on pins and needles waiting for news of my start since I blogged about the arrival of the kit. My fabric, a gorgeous piece of Flax belfast by Wichelt, arrived on Monday. I am sooooo pleased with it as it's the perfect shade of variegated brown I wanted.
So after work, dinner and clean up, out came the yummy silks and on to the fabbie they went for a floss toss. I'm getting giddy just looking at this pic. How yummy are they??? :D
Tuesday night saw me measuring, cutting, and scrolling up the fabbie. Then, since I promised my friend Bren a start, I did. All of one thread length...
Here's the thing: As many of you know, I hate starts and I dislike working on multiple projects at a time. (Shush, Andie! I can hear you giggling all the way over here. LOL!) Add this to the fact that I haven't touched Butterfly Lace Garden in months, not to mention Spring Knotgarden, is enough to drive me bonkers! So I've made the executive decision to let Serengeti wait a little longer and stitch Butterfly instead. Here is the pic from January....
Did I say it was driving me bonkers? Well, looks like I'm waaaaay pass that 'cos I actually talked myself into possibly finishing Butterfly before May 15th. To see why, CLICK HERE. *slaps hand to forehead* I really need to do something about these voices in my head...
Stay tuned for the big 'face plant of failure.' No, the house isn't taking bets either. LOL!!!
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