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.