I have been working away on my "Olympic" stitching.
But I will admit that I have been struggling to work up some interest in the actual Olympics. I don't like the US media coverage-too many commercials, too much time spent on foreign competitors and too little time on US competitors.
So, I have been watching more Downton Abbey, Inspector Morse, Foyle's War, or my Murder She Wrote DVD's ---you get the idea.
Here is the latest stitching wise-
Finish #1-Glory House by Chessie & Me is finished! I even fixed the "S"
Finish #2 Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs
I love it! I put in 2014 instead of the year that was originally charted. I stitched this on 32 ct. natural linen with 2 threads over two. If I could go back and rethink this, I would have chosen 36 ct fabric and used one thread over two. I think it would look more delicate and even more delightful if it was smaller.
Finish #3-Star Spangled Banner Sampler Pin Cushion by Kelmscott Designs
Finish #4-Stacy Nash Country Sampler's Freedom Needlebook kit
This design is larger than expected. If I could do this one over, I would have stitched it in the middle of the provided 30 ct fabric and framed it. Instead I stitched it on one end of the fabric so it can be folded over to finish into a needlebook. It will be lovely anyway :)
I have several more patriotic stitches in my pile, but time for only one more. I'll keep you posted on the one I pick.
Where does the time go?
I can't believe this is the fourth anniversary of my blog.
I spent one whole year thinking about starting a blog and wondering if anyone would be interested in my work. :) I am happy to say that there was! I am very thankful for all my followers and the lovely comments that are left on my posts.
So, to celebrate I have put together an eclectic giveaway-
1. A stitching themed tin
2. 2 spools of ribbon-one Christmas plaid, one ladybugs
3. 2 fat quarters of fabric
4. Pack of size 24 tapestry needles
5. Blue needle case
6. Cinnabon candle
7. Snail tape measure
8. 2 Suzy's zoo Christmas ornament kits
9. 10 skeins of Special Edition GAST threads
10. 4 skeins of #5 pearl cotton-2 ecru, 2 white
It is very easy to enter-
1. Just leave a comment on this post
2. I will ship all over the world
3. . You must be a follower or become a follower.
4. No need to post on your blog unless you just want to.
5. I will draw for a winner on March 1, 2014.
Good luck to all!