Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Dancing #4 and #5 for 2008

As promised I can now show you my 4th finish for 2008. It was well received from my best girlfriend and I am very glad she likes it. It was a wonderful wedding, we had a blast!

Elizabeth's Designs - Home Sweet Home

Next HD #5 for 2008 is a 'blackwork' piece I picked up a month ago, they are always quick to stitch up with amazing results. It's a bit smaller than I thought it would be but I am very happy with it.

Stitch'Inspiration - Sister's Choice
A new start... Dessin's DHC does a line of patterns called 'Words Around A Theme', this is Stitching Scissors... eventually it will be in the shape of a pair of scissors (duh) those ones that have a pelican on them? I am doing it over one on 28ct black Lugana with 1/2 a strand of DMC Rayon in a light gray shade. Yes, a half strand... if you play with a strand of rayon floss it will separate into 2 tiny strands. One whole strand was just too thick. Teeny tiny stitches but it's coming along quickly and it will be gorgeous I am sure if I don't go blind first. Inside are words related to the theme, by the time I am posting this pic I can already see the word THREAD, you can see the H. I am making the most out of my staff discount, wouldn't you say?
Yesterday I didn't get much stitching done, my work team was all summoned to view the new shop location and I have to say, I am IMPRESSED. It is really truly gorgeous with big bright windows, not as small as I thought it would be and it was easy as pie to get to. Just after the morning rush hour I got a parking spot at the door NO PROBLEM. It only cost me $2.50 to park for the hour. Downtown! That isn't too bad at all when you consider other major cities. Seeing it made a huge difference to me... I am sure there are going to be people that see a move downtown as being an 'upgrade' and more expensive but really, it's half the rent we are paying now because WE pay for parking! Support your LNS! We can't survive without your support! I for one am going to enjoy working downtown again. I hope customers give the new location a chance and see it for themselves.
Have a great day, I have to go get ready for work! I'll try to get back online one night this week and post wedding pictures and shop news

1 comment:

tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you had a great weekend! That little piece is so lovely! So is your blackwork piece, didn't you just start that???