Oh my dears. I'm so sorry! I'd like to thank everyone who wrote me, asking how things were -- all is well. David's health is good and I've just been really busy with my one woman show which closed last weekend, quite successfully.
Just a quick update about a few of the things I've been working on, then I'll put up a post tomorrow (I hope) for the giveaways.
I've been embroidering up a storm over the last few months. Here are some of the things I've completed or almost completed:
The dragon rug just needs to be finished off -- the stitching is done, Hallelujah! I've been working on it since before the England trip, in fact it was my travel project :) The rest are all cushions, most of them patterns from Felicity Price's book Needlepoint 1 12 scale projects. The one in the middle of the bottom row is from a Janet Granger kit -- it's the cushion pattern Yvonne. A really lovely design, fiddly to stitch but worth it.
Eva and I have been working on House of Miniatures kits at Knitwits. I love these kits, at least the ones that are not upholstered. I've had NO joy with settees, sofas or wing chairs :( They just don't work for me, but the straight-up wooden ones are fabulous. I buy them as cheaply as I can on eBay -- just search for "house miniature kit".
I just finished this dower chest, and found it really easy to complete. It's going to live in David's workshop in the attic of the William and Mary house. I love everything about this little piece -- from the chest top to the drawer to the turned legs.
Eva just completed this lovely Queen Anne side table on Thursday. She worked very carefully at it, and did a lovely job. Such a useful table!
And I made up this tavern table kit a few weeks ago. If you get a chance to pick up one of these (they come in two sizes, this one, a smallish sqaure one, and a larger rectangular one), and it works with your project, do pick it up. It's a very easy kit and I love the results! Perfect for a tea table, games table or in a pub or kitchen.
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