Thursday, October 27, 2011
I finally finished Sanctuary, I think I started this in 2006 and without Sally's SAL it would still be lurking around in my stash somewhere. Thanks Sally, you can take some credit for this one! I think I used BOAF's Sandpiper linen, 32 count and the called for NPI's.
I love all the little details in this sampler!
The hollyhocks were one of my absolute favorites.
I kitted up a little Halloween design that I have been itching to do for a while. I think it's called Wicked from La D D. It was oop but was reprinted in Just Cross Stitch's Halloween book. I used 36 ct Havana from WDW and Carrie's Threads (can't remember the exact colors, and they are somewhere in the stash).
When I was done with Sanctuary and Wicked I felt a bit lost and didn't know what to work on so I pulled out another WIP that I have been working on for a couple of years, Shepherd's Bush Happy Haunting (kit). Filling in that hill on the top turned me of this piece but Mel came over and we stitched and all of a sudden I was done. The other bands have gone pretty quick so I'm hoping to finish this one.
Remember the snowmen I stitched for the Dodge House? Well, This is how many I got done! Not bad if I say so myself. They are very quick stitches though. And so much sparklier in real life, lots of beads!
Thank you for all the sweet comments on my Spring Sampler finishes! They mean the world to me. I haven't been doing the blog rounds yet but I'm planning to the next few days. Earlier this week I took another accounting exam and I have been busy studying for it. The result- bleckity bleck! Didn't feel great about it but I have been doing good in that class, some problems I had to do ahead of time so that could save me.
Two questions: Would anyone be interested in the Sanctuary chart? It's a bit worn so I'm not selling it. Mostly it's the folds in the middle of it that are a bit scruffed. If more than one person is interested I will hold another give away. Second question, is anyone interested in a Prairie Schooler Christmas Village SAL? I have had the chart since it was released but never got around to stitch it. I would love to SAL with someone and have it ready for next Christmas. Let me know!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It feels like I can't remember when I didn't work on these! But I finally have all 3 finished. I used all the called for DMC on a fabric from Silkweavers, a 32 count evenweave that I think was called Winter Sky. Not certain about the name though, it might be Spring Sky too but not Summer since that's more true blue. The sampler above was my favorite of the 3, isn't the frog cute.
The last sampler I finished and it's so much cuter then the picture. I didn't have much left on it so I just pulled it out and got it finished this week.
This is the sampler I started first and I loved stitching it but those borders took a lot of time.
Sorry about the wrinkles, I put them in a plastic bag so I can take them with me frame shopping. I want them all ready to go on display next spring.
I'm almost done with Sanctuary, I'm thinking I'm having another finish this week!
Thank you as always for visiting! Sharing my stitching my stitching with you means so much to me.