Well it's been over a week since my last post and it seems that I have picked up some followers in the meantime. To all of you, welcome and thank you for all your lovely comments!
I have been away to France to spend some time with my dad who just had quadruple bypass surgery. Thankfully everything went well and he is now healing nicely, what a relief!
While there I started Lily of the Valley, here is a photo of my progress so far:
The empty spots are where Kreinik and beads will be.
I absolutely love this design, and it represents a lot of firsts for me: first Mirabilia, first time on anything other than Aida, first time using Piecemaker needles. So far so good, I love everything about it, and it's moving forward pretty quickly.
In the previous post's comments, Darlene from My Life in Stitches is asking about shops in Paris. I am unfortunately not sure, as I never lived there, but I did a quick search for ''mercerie'' (LNS in French) in the yellow pages and came up with this list. Darlene when you look at those shops' addresses, the last two digits of the zip code will tell you which arrondissement they are in, so hopefully this will help organize your trip. Feel free to drop me a note by comment or email if you need help with translating or anything else :)