After a marathon stitching session, I’ve finished Little House Needleworks’ Dear Diary #1: Abigail Winslow, 1780.
Joy and motivating are the only words I can come up with to describe stitching this. I used all the called for DMC threads, and I used 28 ct Lambswool linen.
Well it’s time to clean up this project and set up for the second: Mary Heaton, 1878.
Stay safe in this weather, and happy stitching!
Makeover time! I redid the face Liberty Rose’s “Calendar Girls- May.” I have two more of this series, and I will not be using regular cross stitch linen like I did here. Very happy with the redo!
PS- I used my lovely Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother needleminder to cap off the occasion:
My niece loves the Eiffel Tower. I don’t know why- I’ve never heard her speak French or of France, but she LOVES the Eiffel Tower. So as the loving, indulging aunt I am (wink wink)…
I stitched this lovely Eiffel Tower for her birthday (started last night and finished today). Will find a cute frame in time for her party this weekend- I will post a pic as soon as it’s framed. The motif is from CrossStitcher magazine (Issue 288, Feb 2015). The Art Deco alphabet is for free from Nancy Bandzuch (Fancy Font, dosmallthingswithlove.com).
I also got her two more x-stitch goodies for her to learn on:
I’ve been doing a lot of knitting (Ravelry: @doghairstitchery) with a lot of finishes there. Not going to lie: I can’t wait to actual stitch/knit for myself! I’m currently keeping my head down with the flu and other stresses. But I definitely need to do more small finishes for stitchy morale!
Keep your head up, and happy stitching!
PS: Current obsession = Little House Needleworks- I WILL stitch her entire Dear Diary series!
Isaiah 41:10- Fear Not, by Little House Needleworks
Color Substitutions: Classic Colorworks’ Purple Aster and Sugar Plum; Crescent Colours’ Lavender Louise
Remember this finish? It is “Calendar Girls- May,” by Liberty Rose.
I was going through my finishes thinking about how to fully finish them and ran across this one. I wasn’t happy back in January when I completed her- I didn’t stitch her face “right.” It definitely didn’t look like the beautiful pattern. So today, I cut it out!
I will ponder over this until I get the guts to rework it, wash it, then frame it.
“What Lies Beneath,” by Ink Circles
I didn’t do the bottom part of the piece; this top section is just so bright and happy.
It’s another finish for 2016!
Fibery Friends Sampler
by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
And a surprise…
Instead of the charted sweater, I added my own personal touch and graphed my afghan! The color pallet of this chart even matches my yarn colors. Too perfect to pass up: built in motivation to pick up my knitting needles and restart the afghan again.