My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

July 11, 2009


Greyhound by Brenda Franklin Designs
stitched on 28ct Guacamole Lugana by Silkweaver using DMC

This looks like my Millie who crossed Rainbow Bridge several years ago.

Bee Blossoms a Just Nan Class Project
stitched on 28 CT Zweigart Mulberry Cashel

I haven't decided how to finish this one. It was a challenge to stitch. I had lost the stitch diagrams and had to look up stitches on the internet and stitch them at my computer.

Joyful Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks
stitched on 28ct white Monaco with Crescent Colors & DMC

I stitched this one on white instead of the recomended blue because the blue Crescent Colors floss I received was so pale. That's one thing I don't like about having to place orders online instead of looking at things at a shop where you could possibly get a darker shade of the same hand dyed floss. Then I got allergy medicine on it and had to wash it. Guess what? Crescent Really Teally runs! I almost cried! Instead I soaked it in cold water for a few days and rescued it. I did the finishing this week for the SMO board challenge.

I have two projects I'm currently working on now that these are finished. Two years ago mom bought a big box of cross stitch items that went unsold at a church rummage sale. She had bought a few of the items earlier in the day and went back and made an offer on everything that didn't sell. They wanted to give her the box for $5 but she insisted on a donation of $25 dollars which she had to insist they accept. The fabric alone was worth much more than that. Included in that box was a bunch of JABC buttons , Mill Hill treasures and a little bag of Honeybee Creations buttons with the original $70 price tag for Stoney Creek's In Every Season which I had admired in the past. I tracked down an original pattern on Ebay (the newer one is for JABC buttons and a little different.) and have started stitching it. I've also started Love One Another by Little House Needleworks. The little lion and lamb are so sweet.


Scully said...

Chris I love what you have done with the Joyful Summer. I have this in my stash and you have given me a great idea as to how to finish it...thanks! The Just Nan is gorgeous too.

Teena in Toronto said...

Good job!

Happy blogoversary :)