And, while it's nice out... I thought I'd share a new (and only) start for (technically) 2016. When I read about the Garden Club Series from Blackbird Designs, I could not resist signing up for it! Twelve gardening themed 4" cross stitch pieces... a variety of background linens... final finishing will be to stitch all 12 pieces together into one scrappy, flowery piece!!! Of course, you could finish each piece separately into a pinkeep... but, I really liked the idea of one big patchwork of small cross stitches...
Here is my first finished square... Basket of Cherries...
I signed on as an auto-ship offered by The Silver Needle. Each shipment arrives with the chart and the square of linen. No threads... which works for me since I have plenty in stash! :-) And for the two that I was missing to complete this one... I substituted something close.
And now... on to Santa's Hat! :-) Many thank you's for everyone that took the time to share a positive story! Always a great part of the day to hear about happiness and funny stories from the past (and present)! And, I agree... it is a beautiful time of year when people seem happier and more willing to share a smile with a stranger. Is it the lights? The decorations? Or the enormous amounts of sugar (and chocolate) in all of the festive cookies and candies?!?!? Whatever it is... I wish it could last all year!
After all entries were tossed into Santa's Hat and given a good toss about... the name that was chosen for this growing giveaway is:
Congratulations to Julie! Know that the medium sized flat rate box still continues to be stuffed with quilty goodies... and will be on your way as soon as it is filled to the rim! :-)
Thank you again to everyone that commented... I hope to offer more giveaways during 2016!
Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!