I followed it, knowing that a fellow "Crowe" just had to be behind it! There was. Her name is Cindy Crowe and she owns the As the Crowe Flies Hair Salon and Boutique. The shop was darling and so is she. We joked about being distant cousins and she insisted that I take home one of her mugs.
There is a great Youtube piece that talks about her and how she came to naming her shop. It's very cool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXgfZWaz3g. You should check it out.
Just had to have one more shot. My friends are so understanding!!!
Okay, enough already with the "Crowes. Here's what I just got back from Cathy at the Inspired Needle:
First up is a cute design from the Souvenirs of Summer. Pattern by Blackbird Designs. It's called Summer Song and I love everything about it; the flag and a black bird, who could want more????
I did it on 35 count Parchment fabric with the called for fibers. You can't see it, but Cathy padded it with 3 pieces of quilt batting and I love the effect.
Next is Roses in July by Needle Work Press. It's an adaption of an antique piece. Cathy sells this pattern kitted up with the Belle Soies and the fabric. I was so happy that she did this. It saved me some money, since the pattern calls for 7 skeins of Belle Soie! It's a tiny piece, measuring only 3.6 x 3.7 inches. I'm happy with the frame because it really makes it look like my grandmother might have stitched it.
It just would be a post if I didn't include my latest Word Play, so here is June:
Thank you for visiting. We are expecting record heat here for the next couple of days, so you know where I'll be! Hope everyone is having a great summer.