So, first of all, I'm joining in with Daffycat's TUSAL again this year. Details of this years TUSAL can be found here at Daffycat's blog. (Even if you don't want to join in with the TUSAL I would recommend popping over to visit Daffycat's blog...she does amazing work!) The first Tusal post will be January 23rd...or thereabouts!
The next thing I want to tell you is that there's a terrific giveaway at Heather's blog. She's giving away some fantastic charts so please pop over to her blog and have a look. You won't be disappointed!
And now for the 'show' part! (Perhaps the title of this post should have been 'tell and show' since I've done it in the wrong order!!!) Anyway, here's the progress on the Dieter's Prayer.
Unfortunately the frogs paid me a visit and I had quite a bit of unpicking to do. Since the mistake involved the border design I had to unpick, there was no way to fudge round it. Sigh. Guess that's what happens when you try to stitch and watch the Harry Potter marathon on TV! Still it's coming along nicely and really shouldn't take too long to finish. I'm thinking of making it into a wall hanging - that way I get to play with the sewing machine too!
They were from the Power Of Pink chart pack from www.TangledThreadsOnline.com. This was a set of designs highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness. All proceeds from the sale of the charts were donated to the Susan G Komen foundation. Here's a picture of the official receipt that was sent to me. Thanks you to those who stitched these designs and to the many of you who also support this charity in your own way.
As this is a charity close to my heart, I will be designing something new again for this years Breast Cancer awareness month (October). Details will follow nearer the time.
One last thing I have to tell you. I have just discovered the daylight bulb....and all I can say is WOW!!! I was always put off buying these babies as they are so expensive, but when they were on sale at JoAnns for half price, I thought I'd take a chance and buy one - now I'm wishing I had bought two or even three! They are amazing, not just for sewing but they make a fantastic difference for reading too. I can stitch late at night, pick thread colours and know that in the morning I'm going to be just as happy with my selections as I was the night before (something that I could never do before). I'm just waiting for JoAnn's to have another half price sale on these bulbs!
Until next time...happy stitching!