I have been thinking up a plan for a while now. I was hesitant to put it into action because it required some designing on my part. I do NOT think designing cross stitch is all that easy. I can think up ideas sure, but getting that idea all set up like a chart, um not so easy for me. I know there are free online charting programs. Since I have little, tiny charts planned I went the way I always do, the old school way, graph paper, pencil and eraser. Yep.
I have noticed for years that there are many varieties of cross stitch "calendar cats" available. Um, hello? How about us dog lovers? I do believe Margaret Sherry has one. No one, and I mean no one has one that I want for the cubby shelf. A Monthly Poodle. Imagine that!😉
I am a bit behind. Here is the January poodle I came up with.
our friend Barbara. I used Anchor, DMC and Wisper for her pom pom. I stitched two over two and put in three little smyrna stitches in her hat.
|White Wisper floss was used for the pom pom|
The nose is a french knot in 3371
I am back to stitching Pumpkin Farm from BBD. While I stitch that I will be thinking of an idea for my February poodle. tee hee!
All five of us saw Diary of Anne Frank, put on as a play by our local theater yesterday afternoon. I read this book as required reading in high school and again because I wanted to as an adult. Have you read this book? Our children never had. They were unfamiliar with Anne Frank. I am very glad we went and they know her story now also. Madeleine and I left crying. We were not the only ones in the theater. The performance was excellent! Have you ever seen this play?
I want to share with you a wonderful site I was just told about by my best friend Heather. It is a virtual tour of Anne Frank's House. There are so many wonderful stories and pictures there. I found the site fascinating! The link is HERE
I have been blessed. I have been blessed with the outpouring of love and support and prayers from you my friends. You have reached out to me with personal stories and your encouraging words. Thank you. Thank you so much for caring. I truly, truly appreciate you my friends. I have made so very many special friends. People who truly CARE and show it!! It feels good to have support as I prepare to have this cervical disk replacement next month.
I will be back soon with something else special that I have been working on. Until then, have a fantastic day my friends!
Stitching and praying,