Hiya everyone! Hope all is well with you and yours. We've had major repairs to do (septic and pumps) along with family member projects (hot water tanks and spigots) so we've been busy and I haven't done too much stitching. But we finished yesterday so I'll return to Eunice today. Every once in a while I get a bug to work on something that is time consuming and often never even materializes to my satisfaction. These did. I made a set with houses for a friend but needed to replace an older order that has bugged me. It ended up that I remembered how much this friend loved A&E's, and since I was working on one anyway, voila!! She will be getting these and I get to keep the houses! One of these is only reproduced because she is a friend of the designer and it can't be done again or sold - I know someone will ask because of its popularity, but no can do!
I'm going to have to stitch a lot more if I want to come up with some new labels. In the Company of Friends (click on) is doing printed sampler labels on boxes and other items and a wonderful site to browse. Lots of great items and fabulous gifts for stitchers. And here's my first attempt at the rice stitch.