What a lovely thought, and so cleverly put, don't you think? For after all, it is in the sharing of our love and our lives, with one another that relationships are made and strengthened over time, built one after another. I have missed you, once again, dear friends, and am finally here once again to share with you the happenings in my life.
Although I have long been one that preferred to stitch on one design at a time, I have several of them going and am rather enjoying them all.
Tempting Tangles DesignsIt is difficult to appreciate all of the intricate lacey bits from afar, so hope that you won't mind a few close-ups, to see the full effect. These are quite challenging to stitch!
This satin stitched flower and leaves was a really big challenge, as this designer doesn't provide any stitch diagrams. I had to look at the graph of the total design and graph each stitch to create it. A major pain in the neck! I think that it looks alright though..... it will have to do.
"Snow Angel" by Lone Elm Designs
I can't believe that I am still stitching a wintry design, now that it is already April, but it is almost finished. Thank goodness......
Our daughter, who is an expert baker and cake decorator, made these adorable cupcakes, and purchased vintage Strawberry Shortcake paper plates, napkins and utensils. She even found a beautiful china teaset for Grandmama to give Ella for her birthday!
It was a perfectly lovely time, but poor little Miss Meggie was totally worn out when we came home.