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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Cross Stitch Catch Up

Well, as I've said for a few days, I 'm doing a cross stitch catch up. We had a beautiful day here in he Pacific NW. Lots of sun. Tomorrow a big Pacific storm is suppose to blow in so it was super to be out and enjoy today-even if it was errands and getting 12 staples out! I have been doing quite a bit of cross stitch with all the sitting I have been doing. My big problem is getting thread for a new sampler. I need to go to Issaquah or Portland to get the thread, mainly because I haven't used the colors I want to use in this new sampler. So I've kept busy with little stuff, using fabric , thread, and patterns that I have in my stash.


Here's the Quaker Thanksgiving all done but yet to be framed. Great fall colors! It was done on 32 ct. parchment with recommended floss. It's a Bent Creek design.


Since I had to make do with what I had, I found this mitten pattern. I had great silk floss left over from another project. I decided to stitch them side by side on one piece of fabric. I like the fact that they aren't too Christmasy. I can leave them up all winter. I love the way the little designs emerge as you stitch. The design is on 32ct Belfast linen antique ivory. The color is NPI silk Clove Range color 636. I have used this red in many projects. This is a JBW design.


Here's my start. Sorry for the wrinkles.


This is my next project. I'm doing this one for my daughter. She raises sheep. Because my daughter is NOT a pink sort of young lady, I'm doing the design on a burlap colored fabric and the sheep will be white-just like her sheep both in fact and fiction. She has a great little blog called Hazel, Basil , Pudding Pie. that's the fictional Hazel . As I do this, I'll put some pictures of the living Hazel on my blog!

Thanks for joining me.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful finishes Barb.
    I hope that you are able to find the supplies for your next sampler. I usually have to order things :(

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  2. hi barb! i love the red mitten! how wintry! hope you have a good storm. i am waiting for a cold front to roll in. it has been very warm here.

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  3. Beautiful work! I'm looking forward to seeing the little lamb cross-stitch. Thanks for thinking of me!

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  4. I agree, beautiful work! I'm so impressed with your talent. I really haven't got into stitching yet, I've just recently learned tatting and that is fun. I like sewing, quilting and scrapbooking. I have just recently taken a class in cake decorating which I also like. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  5. Very pretty! I like JBW designs a lot too.

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