While Brian was here this past weekend he wanted to go to Ikea. Well, it just so happened that while hubby was out mowing the yard, 3 Stitches called to let me know the new JXS ornie issue was in. So on the way to Ikea we took a detour through Spring so I could pick up my magazine. Now, I ask you (stitchers) how often do you walk in a stitching shop and only come out with a magazine? That's what I thought.
Actually, I did pretty good - I only picked up two extra charts and the hanging pillow to go with one of them. Both are Little House Needleworks charts 'Peppermint Twist' and ' Liberty Bells'.
I've flipped through the mag a couple of times and found several charts I might stitch (eventually) but the first one I think I want to stitch is this one
Don't you just love sock monkeys? I saw some fabric with sock monkeys on it awhile back so I'm going to be on the lookout for it again because I think it would make a good backing fabric for this.
I haven't touched the Silent Sampler in who-knows-how-long. (since the last time I posted an update - however long that has been) but I think I'm going to pack it up for a bit and see about working on a fall piece, then maybe a few ornaments. I think I could use some time on some smaller projects and I never get as many ornaments stitched as I want to.
Update on the printer wars. I beat it into submission - okay, I took the printhead out and cleaned it with alcohol. It worked long enough for me to get my copy of the insurance card then printed out a couple of freebie charts this morning. I tried to make a copy a little while ago and it is being ornery again. It scanned, then printed but it printed a blank page! Scanned again and printed - worked fine. Turned the paper over to get the other side, scanned and got another blank page before it finally scanned and printed. I'm keeping my big stick handy, just in case.
I really should go catch up on ironing, but I might just have to kit up an ornie or two first!