Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Birthday

To me! These are a few of the beautiful stitched gifts I received for my birthday.


I have the most wonderful friends, and a lot of them are stitchers! Thank you Barb!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Prairie Schooler Sunny Days

I just finished two of the little designs from Prairie Schooler's 'Sunny Days' book #171. these are stitched on 32 count lambswool linen with DMC. The only change I made is that I changed the red to 304, not because I don't like #3777, but because I started working on these when I was at the hospital and 304 was what I had in my bag. :-)
I see that Prairie Schooler has just released a new set of leaflets, along with her annual Santa. And they are (IMO) all great!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2011 Shepherd's Bush Scissor Fob

Just finished is my pretty Shepherd's Bush scissor fob to go on my Sonia Gingers. This kit has traveled around with me in the stitching bag for several months, here a stitch, there a few stitches. I ran out of ecru floss before completing the front side and ran out of kudzu and Lancaster red before finishing the backside but it's all good as I had some more of those on hand. :-) This has 'passion' charted on the back piece on top of the year, but I decided to stitch another row of flowers instead of passion. So glad to have this finish-finished so I can use it now!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tis Better

By La D Da, 32 count platinum linen with Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Saturday, July 09, 2011


By Blackbird Designs from their book 'Souvenirs of Summer', stitched over-one on dark red lugana.
Everytime I look at this, I will always think of the show Pawn Stars as DS and I have watched a marathon of it all week on Netflix while I stitched this. :-) Did you know Paul Revere was a very good silversmith?

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I am starting a new project today in honor of Independence Day. This chart is by Blackbird Designs and found in their book 'Souvenirs of Summer'. I will be stitching it over-one on a 28 count dark red (I think it's Victorian red but I could be wrong) with this hand dyed thread I bought forever n a day ago.
We don't have much going on today besides some grilling, swimming, and watching fireworks tonight. Have a great day everybody and THANK YOU to all of our military!!