Welcome to all the new blog readers coming for the Grow You Blog Party. Thanks to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for organizing it. I hope some of you will become new followers. I invite you to read through past posts to see samples of my stitching.
Also, I’m going to host a giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post and on February 1st I will post the winner.
And on to the stitching! I’ve had a hankerin’ for hardanger. You know the feeling, right? It starts pulling at you. So at the Wednesday night Stitch Night at In Stitches I purchased 28 ct. Cashel cream linen and the 8 and 12 perle cottons to do one of the mats from the 2010 Award-Winning Designs. I got a good start that night and just a little more done last night. It's a little hard to see the cream on cream color.
As my regular readers know, I just took up knitting in October. Well, between the knitting, cross stitch, and the cold, my hands have become rough and has been snagging my floss. I’ve tried all sorts of different lotions. I googled (this will soon be a real word in the dictionary. Just like Xerox) knitter’s lotion and came upon an Etsy store – HappyHands. I ordered a small hand cream to try out. I love it! It has a wonderful fragrance and my hands feel very silky. I’m going to order some other fragrances to try out. Maggie also includes a free sample with every order. Good customer service.
So, put up your feet and have fun perusing the ole blog.