It's been so long since I updated this blog--it's time to dust it off and try it again. I have been very busy stitching the last seven months. I've ambitiously decided to work on Brooke's Books Bride's Tree Ornaments for my daughter, but have only managed to finish two of them. They are small, delicate designs charted for silks or DMC (I used DMC). I'm not crazy about beading but the designs aren't overloaded with beading so that part has been fine. They remind me of spring which is in full bloom in late March! Right now I'm working on Olga from Plum Street Samplers and Bunny Umbrella by Praiseworthy Samplers and both are a job to work on. Will post pictures soon. Thanks to all of you who follow my blog--it sure hasn't been very active lately.
Congratulations to Kimberly. My husband drew the winner out of a bowl this morning. Thanks to all who entered. I'd like to do more of these in the future. Maisy says 'hi'. She and I took a little trip to Holmes Lake this afternoon to get some exercise. It is a pleasant 76 degrees with some humidity, and a beautiful walk along the lake felt good!
This is Sunflower Sampler by Sunflower Samplings. Stitched on 30 ct Sunflower using Weeks Dy Works and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.
I finally finished this sampler started probably nine or ten years ago! I ran out of the main color of floss and put it aside. I do like how it turned out.
I want to offer the chart to anyone who is interested. Obviously the chart is used--there is a little coffee stain on it that does not affect readability. I recently went through my freebie charts and found lots of duplicates that I would like to include in the giveaway. If you are interested, please leave a comment and your e-mail address and I will put your name in the drawing. I'm sorry, but I'll have to limit the giveaway to USA addresses only because of postage costs. Please leave your comment through Saturday, August 27, and I will draw the winner on Sunday.
This is Sheepish Designs first pillow, B is for Bee stitched on 32 ct Lambswool with Anchor and DMC floss. I struggled with the stitch for the beehive--it's a buttonhole stitch that I found difficult to do, but I broke it up into 3 sessions and finally got it done. I do love the finished results. Now to get it made into a pillow. There are four more pillow designs in this series I believe: H is for House, R is for Rabbit, S is for Sheep and V is for Viper.
Hope everyone is staying cool! It's so hot here in he Midwest this week.
Blogger and I have problems with each other sometimes, which is why I'm posting twice in one day! At the top is Strawberry House--I love the colors used in this one--very bright and cheery.
Then there's Snow Garden. This is very relaxing and easy to stitch. I love the soft muted shades of the thread used in this design. I will be travelling to Tulsa and the Silver Needle for the weekend to meet the BBD ladies and I couldn't be more excited!
Next is Lizzie Kate's Summer Fab Fob kit. So cute and fun to stitch, I'll have it done in no time. We all need those quick finishes to keep us inspired!
Last but not least is Quinn, my boy cat. He will be 12 years old this fall and is just a sugar cookie. The other cats are girls and they keep him in line.
Welcome! I'm a 50 something cross stitcher with three great 20 something daughters and a husband. I've been cross stitching for 27 years; it is truly my passion. I also love knitting, reading and spending time with my pets - our dog Maisy and three cats Quinn, Maddie and Millie.