Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday finish!

All done!  I finished stitching this one last night and woke up early to frame it. I love the way it turned out!


Now I'm working on finishing this WIP from the "long-lost WIP" pile!

I hope everyone has a happy weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Weekend stitching

I wanted to spend Sunday working on Serenity Harbor (By the Bay Needleart) but life interfered. We ended up at my father-in-law's house for lunch and to watch the CWS game. His living room just does not have the lighting I need to be able to work on this linen with these colors, so after struggling for an hour--with very little to show for it-- I reluctantly put Serenity Harbor away. 

I decided to go back to working on Americana Samplings (Little House Needlewoks). I'm getting so close to the end on this one!  It should be finished and on display by July 4th. 

Once I finish Americana Samplings I'll pull out an old WIP to work on until the LHN/CCN Summer SAL gets started over on the LHN/CCN Stitchers Facebook page. I'll be stitching CCN's Summer Joy for that SAL, again using fabric and Ross from my stash. 

I hope you all have a wonderful creative week!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Patriotic Stitching

I didn't see the Americana Samplings kit when Little House Needleworks released it back in 2005. Once I saw the design it was too late to get my hands on a copy. Eventually I was able to get the chart from a stitcher who had already stitched up the kit. I'm having a great time working on this during the week. The fabric and floss are from my stash. 


The chart has been re-released, so if you want to stitch this little beauty just contact your  local Needleworks store and ask them to order it for you. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

A new project!

I wasn't going to start any new BIG projects, I have too many WIPs in general, and 2 large ones I am currently stitching.  But then I saw the beautiful Serenity Harbor design (By the Bay Needleart) and I knew I had to stitch it.

I went searching in my stash for some appropriate linen and found this.  It's just right--and the loose weave will work well for a design with so much solid stitching.

The design colors are beautiful as charted (for DMC--yes!) but I wanted something more "me" for the roses in the border.  I'm not really a pink girl, but these three corals caught my eye, so they will be the colors I use for my roses.

Here are the colors I'll be using to start.  This will get the sun and the rose border stitched. 

I'm really excited about this piece.  It will be big, and a real focal point of the room it will one day adorn!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sometimes you choose the project

And sometimes the project chooses you. When I finished the stitching on the Florentine  Ornament I want digging in the WIP basket for a new project. I had a few ideas about what I wanted to pull out, but for some reason I couldn't manage to locate any of them. Instead I kept pulling out the same project, a one-color wonder from Waxing Moon Designs. This one is #147 Frugal Samplings.  
I originally purchased it from the wonderful (but no longer in business) Cross Stitch Corner because it reminded me of my mom. She used to repeat that same saying, always remarking that it was sometihing her dad would say when she was growing up during the depression. 

This is what I had stitched 4 or 5 years ago before moving on to something new:

As you can see I was still trying to decide on a color!  I've settled on using the darker color--DMC 4130.  It's a color she would have loved. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lenten reading

Who knew that Johnny Cash had written a novel about Johnny Cash?  I didn't, but having learned about it recently I decided to track down a copy and read it. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Almost finished...

As soon as my beading needles and filament arrive I will be able to attach the beads to my ornament and then it will be ready for the finisher!