Monday, January 23, 2012

A cross stitch catch up

Not much is going on so I thought I'd so a cross stitch catch up. I'm about to finish the Carriage House Samplings "SM 1841". I'm thinking of doing a large sampler when I'm done. I 'll probably do some smalls while working on the big one. I think I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

One row of letters and one heart to go. Sorry, the color is much prettier than the camera shows!

Here's the one I'm thinking of doing next. I have the linen all cut and ready to go. The colors are all DMC and that makes life easier since I have no shops with special threads nearby.

I hate to spend the money framing so I always look to see if I can switch one out and use the frame again. Here is the frame I'm stealing for SM1841. I usually have this Carriage House piece in this frame. I keep it in what we call the coverlet room. It's a guest room that we rarely use for guests.

Here is a photo of the coverlet room. We love the antique coverlets!!! We got them when we lived in Kentucky. One is from New York the other is an Indiana coverlet.

Here is the New York coverlet. The eagle in the corner square makes it very special.

Here is the Indiana coverlet Corner. You can often identify the weaver by the corners.

I'll end with this cute little snowman I did last year. He's getting framed today!
Have a wonderful week!


  1. wonderful coverlet! i have several in red and white.

  2. Beautiful stitching!
    Rebecca Robinson is lovely, I can't wait to see your progress on this one.
    The coverlet room is very pretty and the Houses will be perfect in there.

  3. Everything is so beautiful...and I love those coverlets!!

  4. Oh, I love your coverlets--just gorgeous. And your little snowman finish is adorable :)

  5. I have to agree with everyone else, those coverlets are gorgeous. I love the room. Anxious to see what you do next.

  6. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful things! The Carriage Houses are delightful!