Every once in a while, you see something that completely grabs you. These scissors qualify for me. When I saw them, I was filled with wishing for them. So much so, I actually contemplated making an unplanned visit to see my brother this weekend so I could visit the Silver Needle booth at Celebration of Needlework show in Louisville. That’s just nutty, not to mention expensive. I can daydream, though. I’m not one for collecting scissors. I have more than one pair, sure, but I don’t remember ever having been overwhelmed with scissor-love at first sight. Until today.
In other stitchy news, I picked up a couple of framed pieces today. *clap, clap*
Dandelion Clock by Margaret Sherry framed with our dwarf hamsters
Betsy by Sheepish Designs. I LOVE this frame.
I hope you have a good stitching day, too.
One GINORMOUS dandelion. Look at the Queen Anne’s Lace in the background. That’s a seriously tall, and large, dandelion. I love it.
Here’s a close-up of the Queen Anne’s Lace. So pretty! These photos were taken at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park, VA, where we spent two nights during our trip. I would have linked to the official park page, but as I type, it’s not working.
Why do I share a dandelion picture, you ask? I mean, besides liking the picture, of course. Because I love how it relates to my recent (yesterday) finish, Dandelion Clock! OMG, so cuuuuuuuttttte! I adore him. He will live in my son’s room.
Dandelion Clock by Margaret Sherry
stitched on 28-ct. Summer Sky Jobelan using DMC threads
Changes: I shortened the tail and stitched it in DMC 762 and white to make it a hamster instead of a mouse, and instead of stitching the dandelion seeds in DMC 535, I used 640 and Wisper thread. I only had the gray and some white Wisper thread, so I used gray. White wouldn’t have shown on the fabric. If I’d gone to the LNS for another color, I would have spent a bunch of money, so I made do. 🙂