Thursday, October 17, 2013

This is called What Cancer Cannot Do.  It is a design from Gloria and Pat.  I have been fighting cancer for the past year.  As I was going through radiation, chemo and surgery, this was one of the pieces I stitched.  I gave this one to my local cancer center.  I read this over and over when I needed a little extra strength. 
This wonderful design is called All Around the House.  It's from All Through the House Christmas in Cross-Stitch Oxmoor House 1985.  It was designed by Susan Bates.  It was done on 18 ct white aida.  I used DMC stranded cotton and Mill Hill seed beads.  There are only three colors and it has kind of an art deco feel.
This piece is called Happy Halloween.  It is a free design from Whispered by the Wind.  It was designed by Mari McDonald.  It was stitched on 14 ct flax aida.  The finished design is about 5 x 6.  I used DMC cotton stranded floss.  I really enjoyed stitching this piece and it's the first halloween design I've ever done.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

This is the piece I entered into our county fair this year.  It was my first fair entry ever!  I was very nervous and anxious as there were other beautiful pieces entered.  It turned out I won the blue ribbon for first place!!  This is called Celtic Christmas and was designed by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum.  It's stitched on 28 count white Monaco fabric.  There are also a ton of seed beads on this piece.  Now I have my eye on our state fair!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vivacious Violets

This project is called "Vivacious Violets" and was designed by Virginia Douglas. It was published in the August 1997 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine.

It was stitched on 14 count Natural Aida and is roughly 6 x 5. The stich count is 95 x 75. There are no fractional stitches, just full cross and back stitches. The design called for Kreinik blending filaments and #8 braid, but not having any on hand, I used just the DMC cotton floss.

This design was quick, easy, and fun to stitch!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Victorian Christmas Eve

My latest completed design. It's by Nora Corbett and was published in the Jan 2008 Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine.
It measures 8 x 13 inches and was stitched on green 14ct Aida. It was supposed to feature beads, but not having any of the right color, I substituted rayon floss.
This little project took four months to complete. There are 32 colors which provided lots of detail.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This is a UFO. It's called "Baby in a Basket" by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. It's on 28 ct Irish linen and is over two threads except for the baby's face and hands, which is over one. This has been giving me a few problems as I've never done any 'over one' stitching before. After repeated frogging, I decided to put this away for awhile and move on to something else. Maybe in this new year, I'll find the fortitude to finish it!!