I have lots of things to show you today! I was productive this weekend and not only managed to get the rest of my shredding done (the last of three boxes), but I also marked a few things off my to do list. Most importantly, I finished stitching my block on Kathy’s RR. Kathy asked for a beach theme, and requested that one block contain a lighthouse. I chose to stitch Bent Creek’s The Lighthouse on Snapper Island (from the Summer Snapperland series). I made some changes, including making the lighthouse red and white instead of dark brown and white. I took out the sailor, and replaced him with the crab from Whalehouse (of the same series). Isn’t the crab cute? Here’s the whole thing so far…
I hope she likes it!
I was able to get back to stitching on Baby Garden last night. I got a lot done on the row I’m working on, but I am really going to have to stitch fast to get it finished this month (which is my goal). I’ll have a progress photo next time. Over the weekend I received my Silkweaver Fabric of the Month. This month’s pieces are Dust Blue and Summer Meadow.
I also received my fabric and embellishments to stitch Bent Creek’s The Red Thread series. My friend Sherri and I are going to be SALing on this beginning in January. I ordered the first two charts as well. And since I am nearing the end of my Shepherd’s Bush ornaments, I needed to get the silver charm for the last one – it’s a moon, so pretty! I stopped in at my LNS on Saturday and picked up one of the two threads I need for my last two SB ornaments (one had to be ordered), and while I was at it, I picked up the threads I didn’t already have for the first two Red Thread charts. I hope that you all like seeing the stash photos. I’ve caught some flack about them, and hope that most of you (like I do on your blogs) enjoy seeing them. I think the person that mentioned it was more pointedly indicating that I spend too much money on stitching, but whatever. I guess if you’re offended by my “extravagance”, you don’t have to look. So, here’s your warning…look away now.
And, since you haven’t had enough (or have you), here are more Philadelphia photos. I was asked if these were taken by me, and the answer is that some are by me, some from Eric. Eric is a wonderful photographer, and is much better at getting shots like the one of the Chihuly, which was in a dark room, with spotlights, and of course glass reflects. In this set, I took the photos at Elfreth’s Alley, the other two were Eric’s.
This is Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America, dates to 1702.
Aren’t these the greatest houses? I love the colors.
We also went over to Penn’s Landing, and sat and watched the boats and watched the sunset. It was such a great evening. On our walk back to the car, we stopped at this little soda fountain called The Franklin Fountain. We both decided to have Cherry Bombs (chocolate ice cream in cherry soda). MMMmmmmm!
That’s all for today! Next time I’ll show you Valley Forge.
I am grateful for another productive weekend.