Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm baaaaaaaaack!

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to get together with a group of stitching friends (a rare treat for me!) and just look at the above picture to see the goodies they gave to me! Wow! I love it all!

I was also able to do some stash shopping. So much for the wagon, huh? The next two pictures are of the stash I bought. Two lucky finds were the Liberty Hill pieces in the upper left corner of the second picture. And yes, that's another pair of Gingher scissors in the upper right corner of the first picture. Those are the gold-handled epaulette scissors. But wait...there's more! In the upper left corner of the second picture next to the Liberty Hill pieces, you'll see the 3 1/2" black oxide scissors. Yay, two more additions! I have a third addition planned already -- next will be the 3 1/2" pewter scissors...mark my words...but first, I have two Liberty Hill pieces on order. Lemme pay for those then we'll see about the Ginghers. *hee hee*

There hasn't been much time to stitch lately. I have been working on a Christmas ornament that will hopefully be finished later or tomorrow so I'll post pictures when that's done. I also stitched my sister a floss tag but forgot to take pictures (DUH!). Sooooooo, I stitched one more pattern on my Heart in Hand "Mother's Wisdom" project. Just four more to go! I'm stitching on 32 count linen over one. There is a quarter in the picture for a size reference. They are so easy and fast to stitch, so maybe I'll just get 'em done soon. Here's the latest picture:

We are supposed to get between 3 and 7 inches of snow tonight/overnight. *crossing everything* It wouldn't even hurt my feelings if we ended up in a blizzard warning -- and that's only a county away at the moment! Quite odd for southwest Oklahoma at the end of March but I'll take it! :-)
Remember my friend from church who is battling breast cancer? She got a great report on her last doctor's visit -- her treatment has reduced the size of her measurable tumors by 30 to 40 percent! Isn't that wonderful? Keep those prayers coming anyway and thanks for all the prayers you all have said so far.
Hopefully everyone is warm, safe, and frog-free. Happy stitching!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Welcome home, Audrey! Welcome home!

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my goodness!!! They're here, they're really here! It was so hard not to tackle the mailman today when I saw him coming with my package! These are the Audrey Gingher scissors that came in a set -- I believe they are from 2003. The first picture is just of them in the box, and the second picture is a close-up so you can see the floral design better.
Both the Audrey 8" shears and the Audrey 4" embroidery scissors are at home with the rest of my Gingher collection. This is a set of scissors I thought I'd never have so I'm just tickled pink to have them! Woo hoo!!!
No real stitching news to time this week has pretty much been spent doing unimportant things like taxes. I hope to have my priorities straight soon (LOL) and get back to stitching. I will be out of town and away from work (woo hoo!) all week next week so surely I'll be able to stitch then. Hopefully a lot!
Meanwhile, thanks for looking and commenting. I enjoy everyone else's blogs, too, and I do try to comment so you know I've been there. Happy stitching! :-)))