Finish: Cacti

  I finished my colorful cacti today! Here it is- all ironed and ready for a frame. It was so relaxing because it was an easy, straightforward pattern, and it was a blast to stitch. This pattern is officially called, “In a Prickle,” by Lesley Teare from CrossStitcher, February 2015 (Issue 288). Now the question is: where am I going to hang it up?

Thanks for following along!

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WIP: Cacti

  TGIF! Four down- one more to go!  Happy stitching!

Too Hot!

It has been well into the low 100s, so we’ve been holed up reading and cross stitching!        

This is my mom and I doing stitchy stuff; she’s organizing her thread! Bilbo is in the background close by all the action.

 

I also just kitted up a new project from the new issue of Just CrossStitch – “Knee High.” This will be a gift for my dad for his August birthday. I love the earthy colors for this farm themed pattern.

Everyone stay cool and happy stitching!

Desert Dreaming

Backstitch time

Hello all! This weekend I started the Cactus project from CrossStitcher magazine as mentioned in a previous post. I’m having so much fun with it; it’s so colorful and so simple (NO confetti stitching for me this time 🙂 which makes this pattern relaxing to stitch)! My cactus obsession continues…. This would look great on the wall next to another pattern I want to do, “What Lies Beneath” by Ink Circles! Anyway after I finish the backstitching on this one, I have three more cacti to go! I have a feeling that this one will go by quick.

I don’t know why I find this picture of him so funny- he just looks so comfy and spoiled.

It’s been too hot and muggy to do anything outside during the day, so Bilbo and I have just been hanging around. Mostly reading– 41% read in Little Dorrit and I am on the second book of the October Daye series. We did have a massive thunderstorm last night which included sparks popping out of outlets and Bilbo needing to get his Thundershirt on. So that was an adventure…. 😉

Backstitching & WIP: Poppies

   Happyily, I was blessed with a lot of time to cross stitch this past week. I also took the plunge and started backstitching on Poppies. Let’s be honest: after finishing a whole pattern, I’m not too excited about going back over everything with backstitching. So I think my new rule of thumb is to backstitch a little at a time throughout the project to keep my momentum up. I’m pretty close to finishing Poppies

Happy Stitching!