Hi all!! One more to go - Gold Santa. These designs call for white stitches of snow throughout the background which I left out - not sure if I will change my mind and add them. Another great thing about the envelope method - I can easily open the pillow if I want to make a change. What? Me? Change my mind? I'll do the finishing when I have a few more pieces instead of pulling everything out for only one. What a great job Carol did on her St. Patrick's Day finishes, and Irene on her Thistlewood project. I plan on sticking with Lucy (as soon as I can find her) for a while. I tried having several projects going at one time and it doesn't work for me. I always pick the smallest and easiest which is why Lucy hasn't had much progress. I'm anxious to get my Plantation Sampler and was thinking of starting that instead, or Margaret Logan, or Sally Fiske, or Rachel Hyde! No. I will stick with Lucy.
It's very warm here and will stay that way for a few days so I'm cleaning the garage today and meeting with contractors this week. I just found out the cedar cost for the siding and my word!!! We may end up with James Hardie boards. I think they look great, but the house will have to have paint instead of the weathered look that we are used to. Oh no. I would have to pick a paint color, which isn't good, since I've been trying to do that for my interior for four years. My husband will tell the painter - better start with just one gallon... she will have a flash and change her mind. Count on it. If you see her fanning herself, might as well just get down off the ladder, clean your brush, and close the paint can.