After finishing Isabella, I decided to pick my Quaker Pincushion back up and work on it. This is a Jeannette Douglas design on 32ct Natural linen with Caron Wildflowers in Tanzanite and Dark Shadows. I love how this turned out, and it was a fun piece to work on. Thanks so much, Lori, for enabling me! And I just had to name this post “Blue Moon” because that’s two, count them, two finishes in August for me (plus there is a blue moon this month).
Since I finished my pincushion on Friday night, I’ve decided to go back and focus on ATS. I’m determined to get page 2 done. So, I picked that back up last night. I am hastily moving toward getting to do the alphabet, which I’m hoping will go fast. I think for the remainder of the year, I’d like to focus on ATS, my John Reed sampler and AOTH. I have a workshop coming up in October, I’ll have a bit of pre-stitching for, and I’d also like to stitch something around the holidays, but for the most part I think I’ll be focusing on those three pieces.
And I’ve been meaning to share a fun gift I received. My sweet friend Adrienne made me these fun candy corn earrings while we were at the EGA stitch in a few weekends ago. Aren’t they the cutest things ever? The candy corns are glass. So sweet!! Thank you, A!
And for anyone who’s curious, that’s Essie’s Sexy Divide on my nails. I was feeling the need for a break from all the bright summer colors I’ve been wearing.
And speaking of…even though my birthday hasn’t yet come and gone, and it’s still over 100 degrees outside, with the Closing Ceremony last night I’m feeling a bit like summer is fading away. I could have used a summer vacation, that’s for sure. I’ll have to wait until the fall though, for a little getaway I’m really looking forward to.
Until next time, try to stay cool, enjoy your stitching, and paint your nails with a fun summer color! Don’t forget the piña coladas!
I am grateful for a wonderful dinner with friends and family.