Yesterday I took myself off to the LNS with my little list. Did they have Silk N Colors English Meadow? No. What? It is only four weeks since I bought a skein of that exact floss. And now they have none? Does everybody else like English Meadow? Obviously. I have emailed off to Sherelyn at Heirlooms to see if she can help before I attempt to extract one skein of floss from any on line overseas retailer. My plans weren't totally thwarted but they sure were diverted. I settled for a star frame instead of the circular one that was on my little list. In fact the only item crossed off the list was DMC 535 - so all in all a rather unsuccessful visit.
I did however complete this Christmas Ornament. Originally stitched to go inside a Tim Holtz pocket fob, this was far too small and I have been searching for a small circular frame since. Far from circular, this frame is perfectly satisfactory and another completed ornament for this year.
The "wood" looking panels have a pearl seed bead monogram in the centre panel and each side will be a bead anchor.
The HD3QBEM is not at all well this weekend so we are having a quiet time at home. She is knitting what I call a bumble bee sweater (three guesses as to what colours the stripes are!) but her lack of energy means the knitting lies on her lap a lot. Talking Books provide Sherlock Homes as background entertainment. Our quiet times at home are quite fun!