I decided four years was too long to let this piece sit unfinished. I had to do the borders and a few additions to the inside of the piece so I started up a couple weeks ago and finished it this afternoon. I just love this piece and the friendships I made while stitching it. It's next up on my framing list and then I'll repost a photo of it when that is done.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I just came in from the mailbox and was so excited to see one of my designs in the July/August 2008 issue of Just Cross Stitch. This is called "In Memory" and I stitched it for my grandmother who died in 1980. I had wanted to do a sampler for her in 1999, sort of a 100th year tribute to her but never could find a design I wanted to do. I'm so happy with how this turned out. It uses Belle Soie silks from Crescent Colours and I loved stitching with them. I see JCS is offering a kit with the supplies. I hope you like this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
This is Summer Sampler from Butternut Road. I think I started it in 1998, yikes! Finally finished it last week. I did the version which was 18 count fabric with Watercolours threads. Turns out I didn't enjoy using either the fabric or the threads and that is why it sat unfinished for soooooo long! One change was taking out the backstitch alphabet (mine always look so messy) and inserting a verse instead.