I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quite nice. We managed to hook up with some friends we had not seen in about 7 months (in fact, this sampler was done for them), and we finally got to meet their beautiful little boy. What a doll. Yep, just about time for another one for us!
Yesterday I spent some time in the World of Warcraft, then some time working on some blackwork. It stitches up fairly quickly, but true to form, Sister Rips-A-Lot struck again – I am off by one thread. So, I need to frog almost all of what I have done. Serves me right for trying to stitch while watching the olympics.
I found the women’s 3000 speed skating competition quite exciting – an unknown came through and won the gold by blowing all the other times out of the water – and you can’t help but feel excited for her. It may just be my mindset this year, but it seems there is more comraderie with these Olympics than in the past – everyone is cheering for everyone, no matter what the nation they represent. The best example of this was the men’s halfpike snowboarding – the competitors ran out after someone finished his run and congratulated him, like they were all grand friends. It would be nice if world leaders could learn that.
Ok, I will get down off my podium now (ha ha!), and get on to more important things – the new designs released at the Nashville show!! If you haven’t seen the new designs yet, they are worth it! You can check them out here. Above all, my favourite piece is the M Designs Snowflake – fantastic!!!! I really hope she continues in this vein – I think this is her best work so far. I would love to see something in other languages – like “winter”, “hiver” etc in the same pattern. ooo! Can you imagine?
On the whole, the new designs are fantastic. There will be a number of them going on my wishlist. I am not too excited over the Mirabilia Fairy. For some reason it doesn’t sing to me. Perhaps with other colours, maybe…