Monday, January 27, 2014

Who Needs A Little Summer Right About Now?

This is Judith M. Kirby's House Number 14
"Summer Sunset"

Stitched on 28 ct PTP linen
in a variegated pale purple hue

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome Back Downton Abbey !!

Finished this just in time for Season 4 to start, at least on this side of the pond. My daughter gave me this pattern for Christmas 2012. She found it on Etsy.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cross Stitch Christmas Gifts 2013

Here are the two cross stitch pieces I did for my daughter, Stephanie, by request, this Christmas.  They were both framed by Joe at Keepsakes. Needless to say, they were a big hit. And, yes, next year's requests are already in.

The Little Stitcher

"Lemon Meringue Sampler"

Casey Buonaugurio

Saturday, November 9, 2013

An Oldie But Goodie ~ PS Johnny Appleseed Is Finished !!

Johnny Appleseed

Prairie Schooler #9

28 ct. Platinum Cashel Linen

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Have A Spooky Halloween!

"Salem Semetery"


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Johnny Appleseed (PS #9) -- Progress Report

I spent most of my Labor Day Weekend making real progress on an old timer, Prairie Schooler's Johnny Appleseed. I'm stitching it on Platinum cashel linen, 28-count. This old design from 1985 shows how PS effectively used very muted tones of DMC. The row of deer was especially fun to stitch.

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Union Fife and Drum Finish

This was a stitch that combined my two passions - Genealogy and Cross-stitching. I have been documenting my family tree at my other blog, Digging Down East, for four years now, and this summer I found the grave of my 3rd great grandfather, Howard Winslow Brackley, in a tucked-away cemetery in Freeman, Maine. He served with Company D of the 28th Maine Infantry.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Jameson's Sampler

This is the finished and framed
Savannah Birth Record
for my great nephew Jameson Torrey Queen.
 I brought it to Maine with me, and gave it them today.

I love the way my framer, Keepsakes in Sharonville, Ohio, cut the mat around the shapes. It really makes it unique.

Ryan, Amanda, and Jameson just moved into a new apartment, so now this can hang in Jameson's own room!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Judith Kirby's Victorians (House Number 14) ~ The Piece That Lured Me Off Rotation

Judith's Summer Sunset, stitching with 3-ply DMC, on 28 count Heather, from Picture This Plus.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Old Salty Santas ~ Gotta Maritime Theme Goin' On Here

I fell in love with these guys a long time ago. I reverted back to Aida for it, and am glad I did. It's 14 ct. Misty Taupe from Charles Craft, which is what the model was stitched on. It's super stiff, which I don't like, but the colors sure do pop!