Next up is this Stacy Nash Pattern titled "October 31st Pincushion". I followed the recommended DMC floss colors in the pattern and stitched 1 over 2 on a 28 ct natural linen. The piece finishes up at about 4-1/2" x 5-1/2". The back is a burnt orange colored cotton fabric. All this heat we had during July... stitching an Autumn design was very comforting! :-)
Another package of treasures arrive the other day from Ginger!!! This was due to our online group, An American Primitive Gathering (search USAPRIM on eBay) is having it's 3 Year Anniversary during the month of August. The members that wished to participate in a "Secret Swap" each received a name. The main requirements were that one of the items needed to be a sunflower (and you can see the beautifully hooked rug Ginger made of a sunflower in the picture), and there needed to be 3 pillow tucks or ornies. Ginger made me a mitten from a cutter quilt, a stocking with a snowman embroidered on it and a cute Jack O Lantern on a pillow! She also included a "Smile Often" magnet, a milk glass hen dish (my camera won't pick up the details in this great piece though), some denim blue wool and a snippet catcher that hangs over the arm of your chair! I love all of it, Ginger! Thank you once again!
You see? I told you this week was full of fun stuff! There's more too... but that will have to wait until later today... as some of you already know... there are some winners to be announced for the Giveaway in the previous post! All entries up until 7:00 tonight will be included in the drawing... and the winners announced at 8:00.
Stay healthy and keep smiling!