Monday, March 19, 2012

Dawn of Spring Sampler

I' taking part in in this SAL with the Friendly Stitcher's yahoo group. Mouse is designing this sampler for us.
This is part 1, I'm stitching it on 28ct. Lavender Sunset linen and using Caron Waterlilies thread in African Violet and African Sunset.I'm hoping the colors work with each other.  


Monday, March 12, 2012

The Scissor Scamper

I came across Tricia's blog while reading messages on Friendly Stitcher's yahoo group and I thought her idea about the scissors was nice. Since I've been cross stitching for many years I have acquired quite a few pair of scissors myself. So I thought I'd share mine with you. 

 The 2 top ones my husband gave me one year for Christmas, another pair has ladybugs on them and I thought they were cuts as I like ladybugs. I thought the little yellow pair with flowers were cute, they're also very sharp.They were also inexpensive, I think around $3.99.

These my husband gave me this year for Christmas. The first pair with some ornate gold on them called Sophie's embroidery scissors, he knew I would have to have those as my little chihuahua is named Sophie.
The other is called Maude's Legs. So different, I love them both.
 I have my pair of gingher scissors that my friend gave me over 20 years ago that I use constantly, they are in need of sharpening though.

If you would like to join the Scissor Scamper go over to Tricia's blog and see hers.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sweet Flowers SAL & FInishes

It's been quite awhile since I've posted here. I have been stitching quite a bit, though. I have finished parts 2 & 5 of the Sweet Flowers SAL that I joined. It's coming along pretty good. Here is the progress so far,

  You can't see the first row of the design, I didn't get the camera angled just right to get it all in, but that's parts 2&5.

Next is a little Lizzie Kate design, my daughter added this to my Christmas gifts. It called
Dogs Leave Paw Prints on Your Heart. I used the DMC colors for this and 28ct. Tea colored Monaco fabric for this. It is a cute little design.

The next one is a Little House Needleworks design , Summer Splendor. It was a quick stitch as well and I really like how it turned out. I used the recommended fabric and threads for this one,
I've got to get frames for these yet, I've got a couple other pieces going and I'll  show you those later when I finish them.