We celebrated Miss Ella's FIRST BIRTHDAY! Where has this year gone so quickly?
|Ella Claps While Everyone Sings "Happy Birthday"!|
|Captivated by the Birthday Cake|
|Emery Slides All by Himself!|
Over this past weekend I finished my "April" mini-calendar cover, complete with it's pretty coordinated lining. If I do say so myself, I am quite proud of it because I tend to shy away from small pieces that require finishing details, but I think it turned out nicely.
|Drawn Thread Design|
32 Count "Violet Mist" Linen
Needlepoint, Inc. Silks
|Calendar Cover Lining|
Last week I finally made it back to my sewing group, at our LNS, after a long break with my most recent surgery. A stitching friend offered to pick me up and take me, and it felt so wonderful being back with all of the girls again! While there, I just had to poke through some of the newest needlework projects on display, and of course, I couldn't resist purchasing a few of them. This is my progress so far, on one of them, "Basket of Memories", by Blackbird Designs. It is to be finished into a little pillow pincushion, complete with ivory lace, since I don't know how to make tatted lace...wish I had learned that lovely needleart from my grandmother!