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!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chowder House ~ A Cricket Design for a True Downeaster

This is Cross-Eyed Cricket's Kiss The Cook (#78), but I chose to stitch the adorable
 Clam Chowder shack. The most surprising part of starting this design was that the picture on the cover is not color-accurate. The shingles, for instance, are not brown, but an olive green.  That's OK with me, but a reminder to always pull my colors ahead of  time.

This represents about 10 hours of stitching, and is part of my current rotation, which includes 10 projects, some New and some WIPs.