I planned to rise at 6am, feed outdoor kitty & get biscuits in the oven by 6:15am, start coffee for DH (he rises by 6:35am), drive Alex to school by 6:45am (show choir rehearsal @7am), back home -- walk the dogs & get Nick going for the 7:15am bus. Routine is good. Surprised again. DH is NOT going to work - taking the WHOLE day off. He will be driving to Bloomington, IN this afternoon to bring DD home from college. Now what? My stitching is in the bedroom -- my Ian McEwan book is in the bedroom ... I cannot tear into Tori's room with the sweeper & make noise ... DH needs his rest ... what an excuse to read blogs this a.m. !!!
I'm not a creative writer - so, cannot locate the words to express how much I enjoy the fabulous blogs I visit on a regular basis. And, all the pearls to find!! Fun to read responses to the SBQ about over-dye fibers. Opinions, technique, cost, look & feel, stitchers -- you covered the topic well : )
In the past hour, I have enjoyed reading Linn's post about the Fibonacci Sequence; found a link to a free pincushion pattern from Sharon's blog; enjoyed peeking at Kimberly's shaker spool box come together; gobsmacked by Carol's progress photos. And, that my stitching friends, was four blogs in ONE HOUR. Who needs magazine subscriptions?
Yesterday, I visited House of Stitches in LaPorte, IN. I selected a frame for the canvas piece I finished. Purchased 40" linen banding for a Mary Garry pattern. Spotted a NEW pattern for bread cloths & had to buy it. Yeah, I know, not many fans of bread cloths; however, this would be so pretty in our bathroom. You see .... I have a basket of 'stuff' that would be far more attractive with a stitched cloth (LOL)
Well, DH's cell is ringing. The office found him. Gotta run -- lots to do in Tori's room & my quiet time is up. Looking forward to reading more blogs soon. Thanks for stopping by.
Update - Maria S.: Thanks for your comment/question. I wish you had a blog!! I bought linen banding for "A Present for Sewing Well". 47 stitches by 484 stitches. Long & Narrow. I don't know too many stores/shops who have Mary Garry patterns for sale.
If I understand your question - you are looking for "A Present for Sewing Well - fold". It is a design with quaker motifs & the pattern says "Keep your needlework supplies in this handy fold and Needle Case ..." Suggested using 18 count lambswool w/dmc floss (2 colors).
I am uncertain about this being available. You are welcome to contact House of Stitches at their toll-free number - or send them an e-mail. They have a couple patterns (I'm uncertain which ones). When I was looking for a chart called "Blessed Are the Peacemakers" the staff at House of Stitches located ONE copy of the chart for me.
Did you try the e-mail address on your pattern? firstname.lastname@example.org Or, if you have a needlework shop you frequent, ask & you just never know what they can find. Otherwise, e-bay.