Two Red Houses (copyright 2003)
Little House Needleworks (Diane Williams)
Mystery Stash Linen (30 count overdyed with walnut?)
Two Red Houses is stitched and at the framers. I waved a white flag when I entered the framing shop. I was afraid when the framer saw the one inch margin and how poorly the needlework had been centered on the fabric, she would send me and my red houses home.
Land of Liberty
With Thy Needle and Thread (Brenda Gervais)
Mystery Linen (I think this is a scrap of Birds of a Feather)
For years Betty Mansfield finished my needlework. She did an excellent job! I always told her she made my needlework look good. I am not a finisher. I am learning, I watch a lot of tutorials, I make many mistakes, I need to improve, Land of Liberty was not fully finished in time for July 4th 2018 but will celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Summer & Winter Book No 90
The Prairie Schooler
More Mystery Linen
Every year I promise myself I am going to add more seasonal smalls. The year comes and goes and there are no smalls stitched. This has been the year. There is a turkey in the Spring & Fall Book No 91 which I hope to stitch and have finished for Thanksgiving (the overlooked holiday).
Spring Stitching Box
La D Da 2017
Tomorrow's Heirloom Kit
My first time sewing chenille. It's not as difficult as I thought. Watching tutorials helped. Lady Dot has some great trims, if you haven't ordered or used her trims give her a try. Adding crushed walnut shells can be tricky and messy.
Loose Feathers Pattern #20
Necessity box and Strawberry
Mystery Stash Line
Mystery Stash Line
I stitched this strawberry in preparation for a strawberry finishing class Linda Stoltz (Erica Michaels) was teaching. It was a great class--Linda was so very kind and patient to answer questions and share many ideas for topping the berries. Linda has many great berry designs. Sheep roving is my favorite stuffing material. This was my first time stitching with Sullivans--I love the color but the fiber is very flat and that I don't like.
There are more items in my "to be finished pile."
1. Bindings on three quilts
2. Assembly on the Stacy Nash Rose Garden Basket
3. Hem stitching a sampler
4. Stitching the cartouche on a Stacy Nash piece, which I hope to finish into a journal.
All American Finn copyright 2014)
Threadwork Primitives (Nan Lewis)
32 ct Dove Gray overdyed with walnut
Gentle Art--Barn Gray
NPI Chinese Red
The summer heat has taken its toil on my stitching mojo. Am currently stitching All American Finn by Threadwork Primitives (Nan Lewis). It is a very whimsical piece. While shopping at Ye Old Mercantile, I found a bread board which I thought I would use to mount the finished piece.