Moving onto some NICER and more socially acceptable conversation -- I wanted to continue my newly proposed tradition of telling you about some blogs I follow.
First up is one that I just visited for the first time today! Marie has a wonderful blog called Creative Thread that I highly recommend you check out this weekend. I really enjoyed reading several posts this morning, and will certainly venture back over this weekend to check out and read some more.
Another blog I enjoy is by Teresa -- Quiet and Relaxation. Now, who doesn't like either of those two things?! I know I sure enjoy them, and I promise you'll enjoy taking a peek at her blog. I LOVE her Quaker Virtues WIP, and have bugged her about those threads she's using because I love the colors she's chosen (Silk n Colors Acorn Woods and Rusty Amber!!). I'm noting this here for two reasons - one, to help you out in case you'd like to use that color scheme in your own project. And secondly, so I REMEMBER what she told me and hopefully prevent me from bugging her again! Lol! Of course, as I told Teresa, I'll order these today and promptly forget what they are for when they arrive in the mail! Ha ha ha!!
Last, but certainly not least, is a blog that many of you may already follow out in Blogland as it's quite a popular one. Edgar's Blacksheep's bit of the web is by a fellow male stitcher, and I certainly aspire to create as many wonderfully beautiful stitched pieces as he has created. He does beautiful work, I'm sure you'll agree. Plus, he posts lots of links to recipes that look amazing. I'm already planning to try making Baklava after seeing his pics and getting a tip from him about pistachios! Who woulda thunk? Not a huge fan of walnuts here, but I do love pistachios!! So, I'm going to have to take Edgar's word that it's not as hard to make as it would appear and doctor up the recipe a bit by exchanging finely chopped pistachios for those walnuts!!
Two new charts I've ordered that I'm excited about (you know I'm ALWAYS excited about new STASH!!) First up is a new reproduction sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler called Sarah Chapple. You can buy it at one of my favorite online shops, Stitch and Frog, and it's on sale right now!
The second is a new MERMAID design by Mirabilia! Gypsy Mermaid is also on sale 15% off - as well as the embellishment pack! Check it out! Have a great weekend, and Happy Stitching!