Hello stitching buds. Been busy with appointments, chores, and running back and forth to Carole's so I haven't picked up the needle much. I'm still undecided on the fabric for Fraktur Friends and wanted to try 40 over one .... ain't going to happen. Next I'll try black 32 over one but the silk gauze will probably be easier for me.
The 40 count was purchased a while ago and I could not remember where it was. Took me a day and a half to find it and now, I can't remember where I found it. I think Spot would look better as a smaller piece so I decided to try the 40 over two since I had already invested so much time in the search. With my cheap magnifiers, I can see the weave well enough to stitch and am surprised that it's not as difficult as I expected. Really surprised.
When I searched Carriage House Samplings new website, I couldn't believe what I found. I saw this design finished on a blog, it was taken down from Pinterest, and I Google'd and Oogle'd, Bing'd and Bang'd, Yahoo'd and Wahoo'd, never found it. I searched "sisters of the heart cross stitch" and gave up after months with no results. Well there it was. Carriage House Samplings design, still available through the new website. Another design I missed from a while back.
Samplers are all I care to stitch (and Santas of course) but lately I'm drawn to a few smalls like these. But will I display them?
We missed the snow thank goodness, but made what will probably be the last soup of the season. My dad's Harvest Soup. Ground beef, carrots, celery, onion, potatoes, barley, bay leaves, diced tomatoes with juice, beef broth/water and Worcestershire sauce. That sauce and the bay leaves really give a great flavor .
It's time for bed and more Advil. Never had this much pain with other gum surgery and still can't open my mouth. Healthy foods are all thick and bulky so I have no choice but to continue with thin chocolate bars and slices of cheese. I found some really flat cookies that are my new favorite. White chocolate macadamia nut. Who knew?
Enjoy your Sunday.