Hello Dear Readers,
I'm tardy again. Seems to be a habit lately.
My summer of doing nothing but stitching has not started well. I've been much busier than anticipated, and I've hit a HUGE stitching slump. I just can't seem to get myself into it. Makes it difficult to hit those round robin deadlines. hmmph
Well, since last WIPocalypse what have I accomplished?
I finished my square on Ginny's Mirabilia RR. I stitched Lilly of the Woods for her.
I finished my bubble on Michelle's Joan Elliott RR. I stitched Butterfly Fairy.
I have started Cat's band sampler RR on which I am doing a section of Winter. I have also started Stephanie's JE RR. Hers is all little petal shaped sections of Garden Fairies. I don't want to share pix of these until they are done.
I received Linda's Mirabilia Ladies RR, but haven't started it yet. (See Stitchy Mail below.)
I also put in a few stitches on Book Store, but it wasn't really enough to warrant a photo. Maybe next time.
So, I've received a ton of stitchy mail in the last couple of days!
I am going to review a kit for Yiota's XStitch . It is Belly Dance No. 1.
Leslie that she hand-dyed for me. It's beautiful, blues with a hint of pink and lavender. I love it! I also won a big handful of DMC variegated floss from Melanie . They are such pretty colors. I've never had or used any of the DMC varies and I guess I never knew what I was missing! Also, in my mail picture you will see Linda's aforementioned Mira RR, and my monthly L/E fabric from Polstitches, Lust and Laughter. It's gorgeous. I love the splashes of peach in it. Don't know what I'm going to stitch on it yet, but it'll come to me.
Thank you so much to Leslie and Melanie! They are sweet and generous. Melanie did her giveaway to celebrate reaching 50 followers. I think I'll do a giveaway when I get to 50 as well. Thanks for the idea!
Last, but definitely not least, I have a hunk for you. The season premiere of True Blood starts in just over an hour. My favorite hunky character is Eric Northman, played by the superbly hunky Alexander Skarsgard. Yum. (Watch out for the extra naughty pix at the bottom. Shield the younguns eyes!)