Next is the pattern I bought in Orland IL at Country Cupboard - Threadwork Primitives - Beggar's Night I don't think I would have bought the pattern but the shop had one done on 18 count raw linen (15x18) and stitched with pearl cotton - loved it!! I changed the pattern a bit - took off the number 31, the word OCT and the upper border. There are two leaves that are a different shade of green but when I ordered the thread I ordered size 3 instead of 5 on that one skein (doh). It was too much shipping to order just one - I didn't want to drive an hour and a half round trip to go to my LNS so I just did them all one color - I don't think it matters! I also added fabric and lace to my pillow
|the original pattern - picture from the Threadwork blog|
|I can't get the lighting right on this picture - I tried a few times. The back fabric matches the dark front fabric - not this strange color!|
|went from this....|
Jardin Prive site is awesome - not only are the prices reasonable, the patterns are cute and you can get them sent to you as a PDF so no waiting and no shipping!! Love it!!
|Scott hung my flag quilt on the garden door - I love that door! The hand came from my mom's! It has a few magnets so you can change what it says|
Scott went on a business trip to Minnesota recently and he sent me a picture of a place there called Stitchville USA so I have to go visit soon! The place looks great! I called the shop and ordered a few things - she said it was good to call because the online catalog doesn't have everything but she has TONS of stuff! I used her color idea for an Alessandra Adelaide pattern (Maple leaf) and I can't wait to show it to you! Here is a picture of what I got....
One more thing I am excited about - I have been wanting to make my own yogurt but I was afraid to. I mentioned it to my mom and she said she had just bought a yogurt maker at a thrift store that had never been used - still had some wrapping paper on the box even! We were going to make some while I was there but we didn't get to it. Mom let me bring the maker home - yay!! I just made some today so I can't tell you how it went yet - next time!!
Mo is on the dryer because he was looking out at the baby raccoon - what a pretty boy. When we went to Colorado he went to kitty camp but if you ask him it was kitty jail. He lost some weight and behaved a little weird when he first came home. He is back to his obnoxious, loud-mouth self now though. Last night I told Scott that maybe he (the cat, not the husband - although.....) needed to go back to jail to get his attitude straight - ha ha.
I have to go do homework. I just started school today - it's an 8 week anatomy and physiology class. It is normally a 16 week class so they are going to cram my brain full of stuff - you may not see much of me for the next 8 weeks. Happy stitching and hope you stay clear of the tornadoes!!