After watching two and a half seasons of The Sopranos back to back, the cloud.is.done. I am so glad to be finished with that. In fact, I’m so relieved there was a point at which I thought, I’ll just stitch that green vine underneath this puppy and call it done. Yeah, the cloud is a killer. I can see why so many people lose steam at this point and never make it past that cloud. But, oh it is so worth it. Look how that pretty red bird pops against that slate blue. I think I may have to call him Fawkes. He was what kept me going. Love that red bird. So, I’ll be moving on to the bottom of page 1. I’m looking forward to it!
And, after finishing the cloud, I went back to Camille. She’s seen a lot of attention this week.
I had to make a minor color adjustment on those diamonds. The center of the diamond was supposed to be one of the pinks (there are two), but my skeins are so nearly identical, that I decided against it. I’m pretty disappointed how identical they are, which is probably why I set this piece aside in the first place. You go to all the trouble of stitching that swag of roses in two colors of pink, and then you only get one color. Disappointing, to say the least. So, I used Quail in the center diamonds instead of the second pink. There’s another spot coming up where I’ll have pink on pink again, so I think the Quail may make another appearance. The only place it was charted to appear was in that green vine at the top, so I like that now it’s being used a couple of other places.
And I’m still celebrating Christmas over at the other blog, if you’d like to see some good food, decorating and New Year’s Eve. And since I’m behind, I thought I’d show you a couple of little gifts from Christmas 2009. Eventually, I’ll get around to posting some gifts from 2010. We’re bending time a bit over here at the Cozyegg. Anyway, these two sweet BBD ornaments were given to me by a friend of mine. She’s so clever and creative, that I wish daily she had a blog. But, I digress. When BBD’s Joyeux Noel book came out, she stitched up two of the samplers in it and then made these sweet ornaments as gifts for her friends.
Don’t you love them? I actually took photos of these last year to share, but by the time I determined my photos were crappy, the decorations had already been packed away. So, I had to make sure I shared them with you this year!
They hang on my handmade ornament tree, and are a beautiful added touch!
Ok, off to do some house cleaning and laundry so that I can spend some time with ATS or Camille later today!
I am grateful for finishing that cloud!!!