Sunday, July 26, 2009

For Lil' Swee' P

Last night I finished stitching 'By the Sea' for sweet little P. With all the quarter stitches required this project took a bit longer than I had originally planned (worked on it on and off for 16 months).

'By the Sea' part of the Collector's Series
from the February 2003 edition of Cross Stitch
stitched 2/2 on 28 ct ecru lugana with DMC floss

Oh my goodness - now I only have two WIPs. Is this truly possible? Decisions! Decisions! Do I keep it at two and try and get SIL's lighthouse finished by Christmas or do I start a new piece during our Sip 'n Stitch at Annemarie's this coming Tuesday? That would mean I could start a Christmas piece for myself. Must give this some thought.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Red Witch

Although you may remember seeing 'The Red Witch' on my blog previously (2006) I didn't get around to framing her until yesterday and feel she deserves another viewing. Be sure to click on the picture to see her in all her glory.

'The Red Witch' by Mosey 'n Me
stitched on teadyed evenweave with DMC floss

Hope to have another framed piece to show you shortly.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pictures of projects

Well at least I'm not waiting as long between posts as last time. Of course with pictures to show you I just couldn't resist.

My first finish today is a gift for a little friend who adores anything that moves.

This design was adapted from the Jan/Feb 1990 edition of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts which my SIL was kind enough to give me when we were in Michigan in May. It is stitched on 14 ct antique white Aida with DMC floss. A real fun project.

Also finished today - 'Scary Scraps' - the SAL with Juls and Brenda. I saw this piece for the first time when Martha brought it into Stitcher's Paradise the day she was taking it to the framer. I thought this little guy was so cute and fell in love with the Twisted Peppermint Pink overdyed linen she had stitched on so immediately ordered the lot. What a fun SAL this was ladies - thank you!!

'Scary Scraps - the Mummy'
stitched 2/2 on 30 ct Twisted Peppermint Pink OD linen
with DMC, Needle Necessities & Rainbow Gallery threads

Now that I'm down to two WIPs it is time to start a new project (how can I resist?). I promised my SIL in Michigan that I would stitch the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse by the artist/designer Brigitte Kozma for their cottage at Wolf Lake. Lighthouses are the main theme in their cottage. The pattern was printed in the Jan/Feb 1988 issue of Just Cross Stitching which she gave me. Once again I'll be stitching on 14 ct Aida since I have a piece which is not only the right size but also the right color.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and relaxing and stitching as much as possible.