This week I stopped in at Brick City Cross Stitch to pick up some embroidery floss and an issue of the Country Register, a lovely periodical listing various needlework, quilting shops and events going
on throughout Florida, if you visit local yarn, quilt or needlework shops you are probably familiar with the Register which is available throughout the US and Canada the content is the same the only change is the cover and shops and events which are region specific. Recently the register was re-named as the Florida Register, other states have also renamed the paper happily it still has the same great content.
I have been picking up copies for years, its where I discovered the creative work of Jacquelynne Steves, for years I have clipped out or scanned her free pattern designs included in each issue, I signed up at her website a while back and I am currently working on her I Love Home project which consist of 4 house blocks with the option to either applique or hand embroider them, I chose to embroider them but I am thinking of making applique blocks too. It's not to late to join in the fun. You can check out her site here https://jacquelynnesteves.com/
I came late to the party so to speak so I am working the blocks backwards here is block number 3 with just about all the embroidery done.
https://jacquelynnesteves.com/ just click the link and follow the instructions or pop on over to see the wonderful things she has made with another pumpkin pattern.
On another note yesterday afternoon I was able to snap a photo of one of the ever elusive cardinals that enjoy the trees and shrubs in my yard.
|a quiet perch|
|scratching an itch|
|still sitting pretty|
I was thrilled to get the photos and thankful for the zoom lens on my camera otherwise I'm sure I would have only gotten a flash of wing as the bird took flight. On the Ocala Rocks front I found two more painted rocks and have since hid them in a new area for someone else to find.
I love finding these cute little rocks as soon as I spot one I know exactly what it is and a big smile hits my face.
This photo is of a spiderweb I snapped early on Friday morning while taking out the trash can to the curb.
It still has the morning dew and for once I noticed it before walking into it and getting a face full of web which usually happens.
I mentioned above that I visited the Brick City Cross Stitch shop on Friday to pick up some floss and the Register I also picked up a sweet little kit and a few pieces of hand dyed fabric.
I love overdyed embroidery floss Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Arts are two of my favorites.
I love this little kit though my cross stitch skills are not great I think I can manage to work the kit.
I will be linking my post today to Kathy's Quilts https://kathysquilts.blogspot.ca/2017/10/slow-sunday-stitching_22.html
UPDATE Monday October 23rd
I am happy to say I spent most of Sunday evening doing embroidery and I have finished block 3 of the I Love Home project.