Hello, hello! I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week. It was pretty quiet in our house - just my mother, my sisters, and a TON of food! We got all dressed up, decorated the house, cooked, ate, and then sat ourselves on the sofa to watch some football. A perfect day, if you ask me!
I've been stitching away on the baby sampler. Since I finished my Gratitude sheep last week, I've been able to dedicate my full time and attention on this one piece. First it looked like this:
And then like this:
And now like this:
The giraffe has grown a lot since last week. Unfortunately, I've completely run out of DMC 720, which I was using for those orange spots, so I'm going to have to work on other bits until I can make it out to a needlework store.
Speaking of needlework stores, since I've been here I've discovered the most amazing LNS I've ever been in! The ones I had in Dubai were okay, but they concentrated mostly on quilting and other crafts, usually with a tiny cross-stitching section, sometimes just a rack of DMC. I had to mail-order most of my supplies. Which is why walking into the Stitch & Frame Shop was like heaven! I went a little nuts...
I bought the next two Little Sheep Virtues I wanted to stitch, Peace and Courage, along with their respective buttons and some of the 28 ct. Coffee Jobelan I've been stitching the series on.
I also bought two Plum Street Samplers charts. I've never stitched a PSS design before, but these two caught my eye. The colors on Blackberry House are gorgeous! And the Party Tarts are just adorable. I checked the back for the finishing details and bought the same tart tins to finish them.
I treated myself to a new pair of scissors, some pretty purple marbleized ones from DMC. And I picked up two random pieces of fabric after poking through their sale basket. Who doesn't need some extra fabric, I ask you?