This is the neighbor's barn. I took this photo while standing in the sunroom a little while ago. It's cold and snowy here today.
This is a Mary Garry design from an old Just Cross Stitch magazine (April 1999).
I (and half the stitching world) am now obssessed with her patterns. I started this pincushion before Christmas and it, like everything else, eventually works it's way to the bottom of the pile. Since Sarah is on vacation and the other projects are quiet, I thought I could finish her today. I think I want to try to make this into a mattress style pincushion.
The funny thing about this pattern is that it's the first thing I have ever stitched from a JCS magazine and the second piece I've ever stitched from any cross stitch magazine. I have a bizzillion cross stitch magazines and many copies of JCS, most are dog-earred from use and marking future patterns but mainly, once I get through reading them, I file them away and forget about them. Do you do that?
Next is Bluebird's Needle's and Pins from the Blackbird Design's, With Needle and Thread booklet.
Where My Heart Blooms
Blackbird Designs - Loose Feather's #29
30ct R&R Linen - Korty's Special Blend
Notice the scissor fob? I wanted to include it in this picture because it was a lovely, thoughtful gift from my sweet friend, Sue of Liv 'N Laf. She sent it to me a few months ago and every time I took pictures, I forgot to include it in the photographs. Well today, I remembered. It's constructed of lovely sky/sea blue stones that remind me of beach glass. I really love it and the little scissors she sent with it. Don't you just love it too?