Sunday, December 7, 2014

All About Cross Stitch!

I hope everyone had a nice week-end.  We are finished with the Christmas decorating -thanks to my DH who put up the tree yesterday and did much of the ornament hanging!!  That means that this week I will get any shopping done that I need to do.  Then, hopefully, we can sit back and enjoy the holidays! As the title says, this post is all about the stitching I have been doing.

 I made this design into a sleeve that goes around a small quilted pillow. I had fabric left form the shams I made many years ago.  So I was able to match the fabrics.  I guess it pays to never throw out any fabric! The design is by Homespun Elegance.

 Sorry the little brass star is crooked!! I wanted to show the quilted pillow.  It looks much  more primitive than the photo shows.  In fact, the red is much more of a barn red.  Not the best day for taking pictures if you want the true color.

 If you remember, I found this wonderful little frame at an antique shop for very little  money right around Halloween time.  I put the witch silhouette in the frame in October.   It is solid walnut and I just love it.

 Here is my current project.  It is the Margaret Cottam Sampler.(Sorry for the wrinkles)  It is by La-D-Da and I believe it came out as a mystery sampler a few years ago.  The chart is in 3 parts. The linen I am using is Vintage Sand Dune 32 ct. by Lakeside Linens. I love the big flower border.  So very happy it matched!!!!!!!!

The chart called for WDW Baked Apple for the flowers.  I did not like the color as well as this GA color called Country Redwood.  The ladies at the shop said it was one of the newer colors.  If you like a barn red, you will love this color. It is quite variegated.
I have really enjoyed all your blogs and seeing all the many wonderful Christmas decorations and the Christmas stitching you have done.  Thanks for joining me today.