Sunday, February 25, 2007

First Pillow

I am trying to learn some alternative methods of finishing, and this is my first cross-stitch made into a pillow. It is a birthday present for my sister who is turning 50 in March.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Snow Days = Stitching Days

With the latest snowstorm came more time to make progress on my current projects. I am determined to finish my New England Sampler, since so much floss is pulled for it, and I am so close, after all. I took it with me to a stitchy afternoon in Florence, KY, last weekend. Four of us enjoyed delicious quiche (from scratch) and soup from Panera. Yum! I am down to the final panel, having finished the border. And I must say, this tree and basket of apples came out lovely.

I have finished Crocus, too, and it was one of those surprisingly delightful designs. I picked up the chart on sale at Dixie Darlin' last summer, and on Buttercup yellow, it is striking.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Another Finish

Just finished Oh! Cluck! by putting the adorable buttons on. I just love stitching on Graziano checkered fabric. Spent yesterday afternoon at my best friend's house, stitching on Crocus, and watching The Illusionist, which was excellent. Paul Giamatti is so good in it! We tried a new ribs recipe, and they came out fabulous!! Thanks to all who commented on my first post. This is so much fun!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Here goes !

I have wanted to start blogging for quite a while. I have alot to learn/teach myself. So, please be patient. Here is a recent finish. It's "Sentinel of the Sea and Sky" by Dragon Dreams.