Before I get to the good stuff, I thought I would share some of the pictures I took yesterday. I am not a good photographer, but I wanted to share how pretty suburban Maryland can be.
This is the part of the towpath we walked. The actual canal would be off to the right of this photo. It is taken care of down-county, but up here, it's not. The towpath itself is beautiful. Very quiet and nice to walk down.
The Monacacy River as seen from the Monocacy Aqueduct. It's not as well known as the Potomac, but one of the best parts of growing up in a small country town is that we get exposed to stuff other people are too busy to enjoy.
And me in the woods.
Here are some of the things I have been working on.
Plum Street Samplers First Day from the JCS preview issue, with my color changes. A very quick stitch and I am looking forward to having it on the tree. It's probably going to be felt-backed unless I find some pretty coppery fabric in a holiday mood.
My newest WIP, Brave Hearts by Little House Needlework. Stitched with the CC cottons conversion, except I'm using Apple Fritter for the red. I liked how my skein went better with the other colors.
I love love love this chart. It's stitching up pretty quick, and the colors are luscious. Plus, not only is it patriotic, but it has a sheep. Please designers, get on the patriotic sheep bandwagon! We're a cult, but we're coming out in the open.
Before I share the pandas, I mean to fully share the quilt square I did. But, for some reason, the camera and computer are working together tonight and not behaving, and I'm too tired of fighting computers today. I will share the picture as soon as I can.
OK, so that out of the way, here are my finished Pollyanna Pickering pandas, from the chart "Bear Hug."
I think getting this done has been one of my proudest accomplishments of the year. Considering they were supposed to be a 2010 entry for the fair. There are a few mistakes, but, at some point, you gotta let it go, and so I did that with this chart. They were worth the PITA they turned out to be. They make me happy.
So, that's all for now. Thank you for bearing with me.