Thursday, March 01, 2007

More pictures

Here is Heart in Hand's 'Favorite Hearts' stitched on 36 ct. summer khaki linen with one strand of weeks dye works and gentle art threads. I have tucked it into a little fabric frame that I made for it~It didn't turn out as cute as what I had pictured in my head! LOL But it will suffice.....for now. I'm considering making another frame out of some corduroy that matches the WDW Lancaster Red.

And here is Prairie Grove Peddler's 'Little Daisies' stitched with Cresent Colours on 14 ct black aida. The pattern calls for 2 Crescent Colours (white and green) and Weeks Dye Works 'schneckley' for the gold........I changed it to the new Crescent Colours 'Ye Olde Gold', which I liked a lot better than the schneckley actually. This was a fun and quick little stitch! While aida isn't my favorite thing to stitch on, I love that I can stitch on black this way. Stitching on black linen is an exercise in frustration for me, so I had pretty much steered clear of it since finishing a Chartmakers sampler on 32 ct. black linen a few years ago. I recently had the bright idea of trying black aida and that has been much more doable for me. :)

OH! I had forgotten about this sampler I finished (almost) back in January. It is 'Pear Tree' by Hands to Work stitched on 40 ct. sandstone linen with NPI silks. The chart has the year '2004' charted on it, so I'm still undecided on how I will personalize/date the sampler. I either will try to chart out a chunky '7' to stitch in place of the '4', or I will maybe stitch my initials on one side and the year on the other side, possibly over one......I don't know!!
In my stitching basket today is Little House Needleworks 'Ye Old Coffee House'~I started this on Sunday and it's going fairly quick. I *love* the colors of this one! I've made a deal with myself. When I finish Coffee House, I get to start CHS 'Elizabeth'!!! I have her all kitted up and ready. I'm stitching my girls on 40 ct. autumn gold (not vintage) lakeside linen. Anyway, Elizabeth is my favorite girl, that hair is too cute.
I just remembered that we'll be going to see my son's neurologist today, and it's normal to wait for a looooong time in his office, so my travel project (Hands to Work 'a little love') will probably get lots of attention today.

Last finish of 2006

I took this picture a while back, but still needed to rotate and save to post a right-side-up version here. :) This is 'Be Kind and True' by Blackbird Designs, stitched on the called for linen-35 ct. Marva's Breakfast Blend-with Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art threads (one strand). I squeezed this finish in on December 31st since I had already stitched in the year '2006. Doing this also allowed me to start something new on the 1st a little more guilt free! Anyway, this was a fun sampler to stitch, and I really like the end result a lot.