Her newest berry is Eden Berry so it's all about the Garden of Eden and is really cute, whether done on linen($9.00) or gauze ($16.00)
We are also bringing home the Parts 1-3 of The 12 Berries of Christmas...Days 1-9. There are 3 days in each pack ($15.00/pack) These have been out for a few months but we kept running out of one part before we had the next part and we couldn't get our act together so thrilled we will have the first 9 days at one time. Linda modeled hers on 35 ct. Cocoa, but since linen isn't included in the chart pack, you can choose your favorite fabric. Along with the newest strawberries we are in love with Linda's "By the Sea" ($20.00) We were even able to get a few of the scalloped soap boxes pictured, which are used to store and display the piece. So cute and perfect for us since we are right on the beach, and our view is of the Atlantic Ocean. There are three parts to this project, the mermaid pendant stitched on 40ct. gauze (included with chart), with the rest of the project needlebook and strawberry" stitched on 32 ct. raw linen. Wonderful project!
Getting back to Sara's 3 hr in line mission, this is the piece she stood in line for....Brenda Gervais', "Ode to the Ort Basket" ($22.00) which includes handwoven basket w/lid, cross stitch chart & finishing directions. You supply the fibers and linen. So I'm thrilled to tell you we were able to get 12, thanks to Sara's due diligence. Well worth the wait, especially since 4 stitchers had already put in a request for it, but just standing in a line for 3 hours is exhausting, especially when Sara is not feeling well, and alerted me that she had to go use the bathroom so I went to hold her place in line, before going on my own again. But we love and appreciate our customers so much Sara is willing to go the extra mile. While coming to this show is fun, it's a lot of hard work and exhausting but I can't imagine skipping this. (although the 3 hrs in line bit did make me wonder if I'm too old to even come) I can't be that much help since I spent the better part of the day hiding in R & R's room because they had empty seats for me to use. In my defense I only did that after Sara was free again and would only do it when I was on their floor...once we moved off their floor I was back to working again. Fortunately each designer keeps food in their room for us, candy mostly, so I kept treating myself as we went through. Anything to help me get to the finish line. I might have to result to alcohol to keep Sara motivated. Although when we went to lunch she didn't eat lunch and wouldn't order a drink. She really isn't well, although she does feel like she's getting better, but with the amount of sneezing wheezing and nose blowing it doesn't sound it.
Well, these are just a couple of the projects coming home with us....I'll list more tomorrow...but I have to get some sleep so we can do this all over again tomorrow....only there will be no standing in line tomorrow....Thank God!
Have a great night....