Several people have asked for information on the key-chain with our dog's photo etched on it. There are very few places that do this type of work, but TJ's Engraving and Gifts is in Cary, NC. It's a mother/daughter operation out of the home. You can also find them on the web at http://www.giftsbytjs.com/
Stitching has been a little better lately and I finished this ornament during last Friday's SAT. Haven't decided how to finish it, so will decide after more ornaments are done. Design found in the Zweigart pamphlet Needle Art.
This is my first ornie finish as part of a monthly Ornament SAL this year. The January Bride's Tree ornie is my stitching for this week. I'm about halfway, so the finish should be soon.
I'm pleased to be part of a Friendship RR this year using this chart from Carriage House Samplings. We'll be starting sometime in February. What fabric to use? Which threads? I'm thinking hand-dyed mint/celery green or similar, but beyond that, I'm not sure. The threads or at least some of them would definitely have to be switched out then, so we'll see. Any suggestions?
My friend Kathy does such phenomenal stitching that I nagged her to post here on Blogger. She graciously humored me and started a new blog. All of her gazillion finishes aren't posted on it, but she has links to her pictures. She's always stitching something new and has been working on several large pieces, including Holland Landscapes by Chatelaine. I keep pestering her to give an update and she has promised me today that it's coming shortly. Gorgeous does not even describe it. Seeing that piece stitched is enough to make you drop everything and sign up for the group to go ahead and download it. So, if you get a chance, stop by her new blog and give her a welcome to Blogger. Kathy's been stitching and online for years, and I'm sure many of you already know her. Some of you may not, however, and you're in for a stitching treat. (Just ask to see a picture of her Egyptian Garden framed.)
And lastly, my DH and I may have a big event this weekend, but don't know yet. When I get all the details, I'll be sure and share it. Thanks for reading and commenting - it's always an encouragement! :) Take care, everyone.