First I will make my May Wipocalypse report, and then blabber about my vacation. That way, you can seemy progress, but not be bored with my life - with one caviat. I was on vacation for one week of this period, so I don't have as much progress on my one main WIP. I decided to stitch all the main part of the big letters first, and then stitch the flowery vine running through them. I think that will make the confetti stitches a little easier to plot out.
I also have come to a decision that one of my needlepoint WIP's was just not something I ever wanted to put a bunch of work into, so my new DIL has been wanting to learn stitching so I gave it to her. If she does finish it, I will post a picture. The one I gave her was Jungle Wildlife. Well, since I removed one WIP from my list, I just had to add two more - LOL. Actually, my vacation was a stitching one in Myrtle Beach, and we all worked on the same projects. So, here are the before and current pictures of these. This first one is Beach Tree by Nouveau Encore Designs, stitched on a fabric Amy from Down Sunshine Lane found for us - really perfect right? It is 16ct aida and I stitched it with DMC colors of my choice. I am pleased with the outcome, and you can see the fabric I bought in MB to finish it with. I am thinking a flatfold at this time, but that could change! The second one is Beachy Mood by Cricket collection, and I am stitching it on 16ct aida Everglades by Silkweaver with DMC. I have changed the colors of the letters because I didn't think the called for would show up on this colored fabric. I have found some gorgeous fabric (also in MB) to make this into a pillow. I will wait to show you that when I am done stitching the piece.
This concludes my WIPOCALYPSE report just to warn you that the rest is just life stories - LOL!
Okay, so now I can say that, yes, I am back from vacation. Actually, I have been back a little over a week, but that week was Derby week in Kentucky, so there was very much to do. Also, I have the great news to tell you that on Tuesday I finally got my port (for chemo) emoved, and so now another major milestone has been passed. Whooo Hoo!! I am just going to show you a couple of pictures of where we were in MB for you to drool over. It was really wonderful, and I am very grateful to have been asked to join in the group there. As you can see, we had a very wonderful spot to sit and stitch it. The only little problem was that it was cloudy and cool all week. None of us could get a good beach sunrise picture which was a disappointment to some and of no concern to others - LOL! The last afternoon we were able to get out on the beach and collect some seashells, so our beach trip was complete - LOL!
I am hoping that this week I will be able to start catching up on all my online activities - visit blogs and comment and do some emailing that needs to be done.
Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog and leaving such lovely comments. I really love reading them. Until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!