Monday, July 30, 2012

Where does the time go?

It's hard to believe that tomorrow is already the last day of July. Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday that I last posted but now I realize it has been 1 1/2 months.

During my absence I've managed three finishes. The most important one has also been framed but I won't be showing it just yet as I don't want to spoil the fun for the receiver.

What I can show you are:

'Alaska Totem' by Sitka Stitches
stitched on 14 ct Aida with DMC floss from kit
started June 4, 2012 - completed July 15, 2012

While visiting Sitka during our Alaskan cruise this past May we came across a lovely shop on 231 Lincoln Street. This shop sells original Alaskan and Pacific Northwest stitching, quilting and much more.

Alaska has many spectacular totems poles - what can be better than to take an original home!!

'Bethlehem' designed by Diane Arthurs for Imaginating, Inc
stitched 1/1 on 25 ct New Khaki lugana with Splendor silk S872
started December 17, 2011 - completed July 29, 2012

What a wonderful journey it was to stitch 'Bethlehem'. Once I finish stitching the complimentary piece 'Three Kings' I will have them framed together. They let us experience the true meaning of Christmas and will be given a very special place in our home.

That's all for now folks. Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer.