I said I would post photos of my two purchases at the Rappahanock Arts Festival so here they are. I need to get the etching framed, of course. It is the work of Margaret Rogers and I had a hard time deciding what to buy - I loved almost every single piece in her gallery!
This next picture shows (barely) where I think I'll be displaying these two pieces.
The etching will hang where it's taped here and over on the other side where just the side of a lamp shade shows is where I think I'll hang the leaf. I think the light shining up from the lamp will set it off nicely and I plan to hang it at a slight angle with the leaf pointing down. And then I think that wall will have all it can handle!
This is my latest finished cross stitch - miniature, of course. It took me forever partly because there were 21 colors and lots of stitches, but mostly because I just didn't work on it regularly. I started a little Christmas one yesterday and hope to have it finished today or tomorrow. It's much simpler, obviously, but also, I 'm just kind of in a cross stitch mood.
And, finally, I've posted this picture before but I keep it and look at it every now and then just to have a little smile. After waking up to a fairly nasty, anonymous letter delivered to everyone in the building and then getting an e-mail telling me one of the residents had a bicycle stolen out of our garage, I quite needed a little smile, so when I saw this in my photos file, I thought I would post it too. Her expression pretty much covers how I felt after reading the letter!