Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Santa's Stocking Store

Last night I was able to put the final stitches into Santa's Stocking Store, part 5 of CCN's Santa's Village... want to thank my friend Karen for inviting me to SAL with her, this has really gotten me back into stitching again and ignoring the medical issues that have prevented me from stitching for about two years now... good therapy.
Here is part 5 all on its own. I am stitching my french knots as I go along, but since I am using 40 ct am not using the buttons. So glad the charts come with alternatives for us to stitch if you are using fabrics higher than 32 ct... love the floral border above the door instead of the holly button anyhow.
And here is parts 1-5 all together. Now that it is very spring-y here in New England, it feels weirder stitching snowflakes against a the color of winter sky... and with luck the rest of the sampler will be stitched in better weather! Cannot wait to finish and hang this one for this Christmas. I have made progress on ATS as well, but no picture taken yet... Thank you to my new (and old) blogging friends who have said such kind words!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mrs. Claus' Cookie Shop

I finished up Part 4 of Santa's Village this afternoon... just in time, have Part 5 ready to go and hope to start it this week while I am on vacation.

Mrs. Claus' Cookie Shop
Part 4 of Santa's Village by Country Cottage Needleworks

Santa's Village Parts 1-4
Lakeside Linens 40 ct Misty Rain Linen, DMC, WDW, GAST and CC - called for floss
Pardon the wonky upper edge, it is in my QSnap in the photo

And... I started And They Sinned last month. I am stitching it with the called for threads on 35-36 ct Sandstone Linen.... I am posting this primarily so that I can go back when I am finishing and be able to recall when I started it. This sampler calls for month/year of start be stitched in the personalization near the end... Note to self: Started 03-13

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Lizzie Kate Christmas Ornament for Amy

I heard from Amy a couple of days ago that she has received the Lizzie Kate Christmas Ornament I stitched for her for the HoE Lizzie Kate Christmas Ornament Round
Lizzie Kate
32 ct Vintage Autumn Field Belfast Linen, WDW and GAST Floss