Saturday, July 08, 2006

Puttering Around

My guys all went camping for the weekend, so I've got the house to myself. Aah, silence. :) Of course, I had visions of getting like an entire sampler stitched without interruptions! HA HA HA I *have* stitched, but I've also cleaned here & there-like washing down all of the kitchen cabinets and especially the handles- and hung out outside with these rotten, high maintenance dogs, and watering my flowers. Since the guys took the camera, I'm going to just add a picture here that I took of my Blackbird Designs 'Summer Jubilee' (this link is the only picture of the whole piece I could find, it's one of the projects from the book but I'm stitching mine from an old JCS magazine) work in progress a few months back, before it was relegated to a drawer. I've been working on it here and there for little bits, and I now only have left to stitch the flower on the far right, the numbers and star and right side border before it's finished!
I'm also working on Carriage House 'Westwinds' and a Blue Ribbon Designs ornament for a gift-it's the 'freedom' one. I can hardly wait to have it finished, I changed the linen and thread colors and have my fabric for finishing picked out.
For the remainder of today, my goals are to finish the ornament completely, stitch lots of leaves on Westwinds and clean up the sewing room some. I hope the weekend has some quiet stitching time in store for you too. :)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Free Betsy

This is a Bent Creek Zipper kit called 'Free Betsy'. It is stitched on 25 count flax linen with 3 strands of floss. Bent Creek has 7 or 8 of these sheep kits . The other one I have is 'Gertie Gobble', she's so cute!