Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pieces of Autumn

Yeah... another finish! I've been working on this 'Belle & Boo' pattern from the 'Cross Stitcher' magazine (issue 257) since December 2012.  photo DSC_2168_zps0da2f828.jpg I stitched it for my sister in law's birthday which isn't until July... so I have time to find a frame for it. My sister in law has a huge rabbit, loves leaves and sort of looks like Belle.  photo DSC_2167_zps154b08e2.jpg I used an 18 count aida cloth which is a little higher count then the sample is stitched on, but I wanted mine to be a little smaller so I can easily find a frame for it.  photo DSC_2166_zps70bd081d.jpg I love how it turned out, but I'm super excited it's done because there are a lot of other things I want to stitch. Being on a two week break from school and having a Mother's Day stitching retreat at my local quilt shop helped me get 'Pieces of Autumn' finished. Now to go finish up month 6 of Santa's Village.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Promise Me

I didn't think I would be posting so soon after my last post, but I finished 'Promise Me'. I love this saying! I grew up with Winnie the Pooh and he is dear to my heart. This saying is from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh.
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 photo CSC_2115_zpsf643ccaf.jpg I did change the colors and two things in the pattern.(no surprise there)There was a heart in the upper right hand corner and I changed it to a Bee.  photo CSC_2116_zpse2a04dac.jpg I wanted my stitchery too be more 'Winnie the Pooh' like... so I also changed the basket at the bottom to a honey pot with honey running down the sides.  photo CSC_2117_zps69c1bb4a.jpg Here is what the pattern from Lizzie * Kate looks like....  photo DSC_2113_zps0d4ba64e.jpg Here is my work/sketches trying to figure out how to stitch a bee and honey pot....  photo CSC_2119_zps65a44953.jpg So now to find a frame or take it to a framer and have them do it... I'm not sure yet. I do love it and can't wait to hang it on the wall.  photo CSC_2115_zpsf643ccaf.jpg

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Must Stitch Faster

Lately I have found so many patterns that I want to stitch. I must stitch faster so I'll have time to stitch everything I want to in this life time. (not possible, I'm sure) ~~~ Here is where I am on my "Promise Me"....  photo DSC_2089_zps6c980298.jpg I love the little owl, he reminds me of 'Owl' on Winnie the Pooh. ~~ And here is where I am on Santa's Village....  photo DSC_2090_zpsf5f5e55a.jpg I had to stitch those reindeer quick because they are so cute. I probably say this every month, but I think this is my favorite month so far. ~~~ Another nature shot just because I'm like that. I'm loving my camera and noticing all kinds of creatures lately because of it.  photo CSC_2072_zps966f7e03.jpg Happy Stitching and Happy Mother's Day!