This was the first time my son had been home since his birthday so we had to celebrate!! I can't believe my baby is 27 now! In honor of the big day, I made a 'birthday pie', a beautiful one I saw on Facebook believe it or not, called Strawberries and Cream Pie. It had an Oreo crust, cream cheese/cool whip filling, was topped with strawberry slices and drizzled with chocolate. It was just as wonderful to eat as it was to look at and I have had several requests for another asap! We'll be at the beach in May so maybe I'll whip another one up then.
On the stitching front, I did manage to squeeze some in between activities. I spent all of my IH&SW time working on Harriette Coe. I think she is coming along nicely!
|Harriette Coe by WTN&T|
40 ct Lakeside linen w/ listed threads
I have been feeling remiss in my SAL stitching, it's nearly the end of the month and I haven't touched any of them, so I spent some time yesterday working on the Quaker Medallion Sampler. Since I'm stitching it on 40 ct. it nearly fits entirely within my 11 x 11 Q-Snap!!
This is a close-up of the section I worked on yesterday. I switched the colors over to Sampler Threads and the blue I used in the unfinished motif is an original one from a zillion years ago called Peacock. I'm sure the new ones don't look like this and I just love this color!!
The last bit of business I need to take care of is my Stitch From Stash report. I wish I could say I have been good and didn't spend anything this month like so many others but alas, I cannot. I had the opportunity to buy not just one but two pieces that have been on my long term search list during this month and I couldn't let that opportunity pass. Just one of these charts put me over the limit. So, in all good conscience, I have to withdraw from the contest.
It was fun while it lasted and I was happy for the challenge but I guess for me, it was just not meant to be. I am continuing to work on the things in my stash, especially the things I have already started but also continue to add judiciously to my stash. I will continue to cheer you all on from the sidelines and will look forward to seeing who is able to spent the least in the end. Good luck to you all!!