Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another Dragon Dreams Finish

The last stitch was put in The Dragon of the Winter Moon late this evening.   I enjoyed stitching this piece but I think I am done with dragons for the next little while.  I had intended to start The Dragon of the Summer Sky this month as it is the companion piece to The Dragon of the Winter Moon.  But I think I will hold off on that for the time being.  For one thing, I don't have a suitable 28 ct linen in my stash.  For another, I really want to concentrate on The English Band Sampler for the rest of the month or until it is done, whichever comes first.

I am hoping to persuade my husband to take a day trip to Hyde Park while I am on summer break.  I'd like to visit The Deer Hill Farm Cross Stitch shop.  I have ordered from them before but have never been to the shop.  It's the closest thing to an LNS in the area.  But it's not the only reason to visit Hyde Park.  There is the FDR house and Culinary Institute of America.  If they serve lunch at CIA, adding that to the day's activities would be a real treat.  But if not, maybe we could find a B and B in the area and do a one night - two day get away and have dinner at CIA.  Granted, my main reason for the trip would still be the LNS visit.  I need the right fabric for the Dragon and for the remaining Quaker animals for my quilt, I need to get a few items framed.  And I have been wanting a good sturdy magnifying lamp for sometime.  But visiting the local sights would be fun and go a ways toward justifying the hour and a half trip in each direction..

10 comments:

Julie said...

Super finish, she looks wonderful.

Hope you get your trip!

Linda said...

Congrats on the stunning finish Regina. Have a fun time on your outing.

Linda

Maggee said...

You would have to pass my old stomping grounds, in and around Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Hopewell Junction, to get to Hyde Park. Thought it sounded familiar. Nice finish... :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your Happy Dance, the dragon looks great.

The fabric you chose is not unlike the Moondust I am using for the Frosted Pumpkin SAL.

Hope you enjoy your trip, I do miss my LNS.

Anna van Schurman said...

Great job on the finish!

Melody said...

It sounds like you have a multitude of good reasons for your trip! Have fun!!

Vicky said...

Great finish!

susanssnippets said...

As usual your work is absolutely beautiful. I so enjoy seeing your projects come to life! Thank you for sharing.

Blu said...

Congratulations! She looks stunning.

Shebafudge said...

Your dragon is absolutely stunning!

Have a wonderful time on your trip :)