|iStitch 2001 Mystery SAL on 40 ct Weeks Grape Ice linen|
with HDF Old Maid of the Vineyard silk
This week I was in Omaha, NE for a business trip. I didn't get a lot of stitching done, but at least it was some. I took a couple of Shepherd's Bush kits with me. They're usually on an easy thread count fabric, and have everything all on one place, so they travel well. Especially when I can't take my magnifier/work light with me. As much as I love Teri and Tina, I'm not always a fan of all their designs. The ones I do stitch, I usually make a few changes to. With Angel Song I'm reducing some of the pinks and purples, and adding more blue, green and golden-tans (Sheperd's Moon silk by Threadgatherer). Of course the angel at the top was what I started with, and that pink is really bugging me. Its going to get ripped out soon and replaced with Shepherd's Moon.
|Shepherd's Bush Angel Song on 35ct R&R Dark Cappuccino|
with assorted silks
Saturday morning is when Ogden has its local Farmer's Market. I love going to it, since its only 2 blocks up the street. In the 3 years I've lived here, its really grown a lot. Its still short on fresh produce, and still has more "junk" than what it should have (at times I think to myself, are you serious, people think I'm actually going to buy this crap?), but there's always entertainment and plenty of food vendors. This week we had a guy playing a didjeridu, and doing a pretty good job of. Well, good enough I gave him a couple of bucks.
I picked up some fresh beets, zucchini, green beans, 2 loaves of bread (cranberry walnut and lemon sage), and of course a pastry for breakfast. This week it was apple strudel from Volker's Bakery, same place I get my bread from (when I'm lazy and buy it instead of making it). After wandering the market, I usually head back down to my house and sit on the patio with whatever goodie I bought to eat, an iced coffee, and my nook. In the distance in the photo, you can sorta see the pedestrian gate that does out to 25th Street.
I know I've mentioned before about my finish of With Thy Needle & Thread's mystery project and how I ran it out of the house so my mom couldn't take it back to San Diego with her. On Friday I stopped by Jill's so I could get a picture of it. Its been stretched and waiting for the frame for a couple of weeks now. I can be patient, since for once I picked something out that was actually available. I have a knack of picking out discontinued moldings or mats.
|With Thy Needle & Thread Birds of a Feather, stitched|
on 35 ct Weeks Confederate Grey, assorted silks