New Start #1-SAL with Maryse
Finally got this one started even if it is pretty pitiful! It took me some time to come up with some different words to use. Welcome to the Country just wasn't doing it for me. I decided to put our last name on it and Est. 1979. Hope that makes sense.
I'm using 35ct natural linen and DMC threads. One thread over 2. I don't think it is too late to join if you're interested. Click on the name Maryse above. There is a picture of the almost complete SAL there.
Start #2 and Finish #1
Little House Needleworks Fresh from the Garden
30 ct. R & R Reproductions Olde Towne Blend scrap
Called for Crescent Colours threads
I'm only interested in the needlebook on this one--won't stitch the sampler. I did make one substitution. I didn't have CC English Ivy so I used GAST Chives and loved the way it turned out.
If you're interested in this gently used pattern only, leave me a note in the comments. If there is more than one interested party, I'll have a drawing on next Monday and mail it to the winner.
Finish #2-LHN A Stitcher's Heart
Just back from the finisher's and I am in love! It turned out so great! DD #3 said-It even looks like you, Mom :)
Finish #3-Blackbird Designs Peacock Pinkeep
Don't remember the fabric
HDF silk threads
Also back from the finisher's . Oh, my, this thing has some heft to it! I sent Victorian Motto champagne chenille trim with the completed stitching to my finisher and she finished it according to the instructions with rolled-up wool inside. The lid doesn't open. Since I am the type to look for a quick and easy finish-finish no doubt I would have put this on a painted box top and called it good. But this is sooo much better!
Last, but definitely not least, is the wonderful RAK I received from Rana at Stitch by Stitch!
I have been pretty low in spirits because of my cut fingers, but this perked me right up :)
I recognize this as a BOAF design but have never seen it in person before--it is just adorable!
And look what she did to the inside, lined top and bottom and she included a limited edition GAST thread, scissor fob (with my birthdate on it), tree ornament, and little coffin of candy. Thanks ever so much again, Rana!
Now I am off to sew on more quilt squares from my next beginner's quilt class tomorrow night. I only have 9 more to do. I'll keep you posted.
Have a great week!