I started a new little project before leaving and made good progress while I was away. It's from a semi-recent JCS magazine... the first picture includes the magazine so you can see what this will actually become. I'm a sucker for specialty stitches!
And a closeup. The grey on the very inside is darker than in the model because I decided that combining DMC 168 & 169 should be illegal. :p
Oh, right, no vacation is complete without scoping out the LNS scene. I picked up a JCS ornament issue I was missing and the Lizzie Kate summer alphabet. My GF (oh, excuse me, wife!) got two small kits by Elizabeth Designs, a Dimensions chart by Haruyo, and a small Lizzie Kate design.
And what about the Rosewood Manor ABC Tapestry? Well. It's not really our style and if I had just seen the booklet, I wouldn't have given it a second glance. Buuuut... there was a completed model on display with such vibrant colors and on such a teeny fabric count (must have been 40 or higher!) that was just stunning! My sister took a sneaky snap, but it's MUCH prettier in person.
I wish her camera had been able to get a better picture, because it was AMAZING. I'll resist the urge to put this on my Crazy January list since I don't have suitable fabric and I don't need another giant project on there. This big guy will have to wait its turn. :)