Afternoon, Ladies....After an expensive trip to Elegant Stitch (my LNS) three weeks ago, I'm finally off and running with Jane Atkinson and Rebecca Robinson, my newest friends! I say "expensive" because I go to ES about three/four times a year (an hour and a half away).....this time, I ended up
having to pull off the freeway, in the midst of farmland and orchards, about 20 mins away from the shop, due to alarm bells and smoke coming from under the hood! After a tow to a repair shop, an announcement that it wouldn't be ready to drive until the next day, a sidetrip to a car rental establishment, renting the only car left (a gorgeous bright red Chrysler 300 with all the bells and
whistles you could ever possibly need, i.e., heated seats, heated steering wheel, heated or iced
cup holders, we were back on the road. All I wanted was an ignition and the ability to go forward and backward! This was all a preface to buying the linen for my two new friends (and I did manage to
find some linen for Emma Miles, along with some other goodies! Probably the most expensive trip
I've ever made to any needlework shop! But.....I digress ..... here is Janie, way into her infancy compared to others who are stitching her (I love watching Nicola's Jane enfold, it's gorgeous). I've loved this sampler ever since I first saw her on
Days of a Sampler Lover blogspot and kept procrastinating DMC/silks....silks/DMC....the silks won out on #40 Weeks Dye Works "Beige" linen.
And here's my friend, Rebecca, who is appearing on #40 WDW "Linen" linen.
I'm loving watching all the postings....so many talented ladies and men in the stitching world!