Friday, March 02, 2012

Where Did February Go?

Even with the extra day for leap year, I missed posting in February altogether.  I have a few finishes to share.  This is the Val's Stuff design from the JCS 2011 ornament issue.  It is for the Christmas in July ornament kit exchange at Violet Threads.  I made a few color changes so it would work better with fabric from my stash.  I have until the end of July to get the finishing completed.  Knowing me, I'll still be finishing it at the last possible minute. 
The Cocoa Samsarah Stocking is finished.  The cocoa in those cups looks like it has an oil slick on it - just awful - but I like the cuff.  I have moved on to the Bent Creek Bee Strong Zipper to stitch while I work.  In fact, it is almost finished.  It's a really small, really easy zipper. 
An update on Prairie Moon's Smoke flower - I love this fabric!  It is even more obnoxious in person.  The whimsy of this designs just makes me smile. 
For Mom's birthday, this is JBW's Country French lamb.  It stitched up quickly.  I left off the horn.  I ordered a frame for it from The Rusty Roof, via Amazon.  It was a fast, relatively inexpensive way to get a 6 x 6 frame in a style that I liked.  The project turned out fine and Mom says she loves it, but I'm not 100% happy with the way the frame was put together.  I would probably order from The Rusty Roof one more time, but for now I consider them to be on probation.  Has anyone else done business with them? 
Sweetpea Sampler by The Needle's Notion - This one is really rocking now that I have some more color on there.  I know this doesn't look like my normal "thing" but eventually there will be giant pea pods hanging over the little girl's head.  Trust me, it will get kooky.
This was another birthday gift for Mom.  It is the letter C for Cat from the country alphabet in BH&G's 2001 Cross Stitch Designs book.  The cat was charted black and grey, but I switched the colors to make it look like Mom's cat Sassy.  Joy thinks I got it right.  Hope Mom thinks so too!   Cute little frame, huh?
Last night I finished La-D-Da's A Big Flower Sampler.  I absolutely love how it turned out.  I'll post a picture when the Bee Strong zipper is finished and kill two birds with one big rock.  

Thanks to all hearty souls who still read my blog!


Anna van Schurman said...

Smokeflower is in my stash. I love that one!

barbara said...

What great stuff you have going!! I love the Prairie Moon piece. :)

Susieq said...

Love your pieces. Nice to see you blogging again.

Anonymous said...


Just found your blog.

All your stitching is beautiful.

I love the Samsarah stockings they are so cut.

Linen Stitcher said...

What!? February is over? Nobody told me . . . :-)

Actually, I just logged in to read blogs for the first time in a million years and saw you had an update. I love all this stitching progress from you. Glad to know you're stitching, especially on such a nice variety of projects.

Hey, I know that I still owe you an e-mail; I'm just not online much. BUT I will send you a note and hopefully VERY soon!