Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hearts and flowers

I just finished another little freebie from The Cross Stitch Directory called "Hearts and Flowers". It also is 2 over 2 on 28 count Monaco. I started it last night. I used DMC Color Variations for it. It was a lot of fun to work on.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vacation and another finish

I am enjoying a few days of vacation from the bank, which started today. I finished a small project last night called "Tudor" which was a freebie from The Cross Stitch Directory. I really had a lot of fun doing it. I went with 2 over 2 this time on the 28 count Monaco, and it turned out really nice. I have another small project that I am getting ready to start and I will post it when it is finished as well.

It is pouring down rain here at the moment but I don't mind a bit, it's a nice relief from the heat we have been having.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Redbird finished

I finished my redbird freebie from Tante Zolder's site last night. I used DMC Color Variations thread on it. It was done one over one on 28 count Monaco. I am not sure I like the colors I chose for the leaves and flowers, but it's not too bad. I haven't decided what to work on next, having several possibilities open to me.

I only work two days this coming week and then I have a few days off and I am going to relax at home, reading, and working on my stitching. I plan to enjoy myself immensely.

Friday I received my chart for HAED's Celestial Night and the fabric for it from 123 Stitch. The chart was on sale and I have had my eye on it for a while. I am not starting on it yet, but am very happy to have it waiting in the wings. I was very pleased with how quickly they ship out their orders. I also ordered some Q-snaps yesterday and I am definitely looking forward to receiving them.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another Finish

I finished my Valentine Heart last night and I am really pleased with it. My eyes are only a little crossed after working on it LOL. It is the first project I have done on evenweave and one over one. I enjoyed doing it and will definitely do more. I plan to put this in a small tuck pillow. I purchased the perfect piece of fabric for it Saturday at a local shop called Primitive Stitches. Melissa there has a wonderful array of fabrics to choose from.

I think my next project will be a freebie from Tante Zolder's site. It is a small bird surrounded by leaves and flowers. I haven't decided if I want to do it monochrome or use several colors. Right now I am thinking DMC color variations (reds) for the bird and green leaves. I haven't decided on the flower colors yet. I am not sure how I will finish it yet but I am thinking maybe a bookmark for a friend of mine here in Warrensburg who loves birds.

Thank you to those of you who left comments on all of my postings.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Finally some finishes to show

It's been a while since I've been on here, but I finally have some finishes to show. I am also trying something new for me. I have never worked on evenweave before, so I decided to try it, and started small with a freebie from Pelin Tezer called Happy Valentine. I am stitching it one over one on 28 count Monaco. So far I like it pretty well. I also finished my "Older, Better" that I was working on, and a butterfly chart from the Tante Zolder website. Also a chart in red that was also a freebie, but I can't remember where it was from. So, between stitching and work, I have been staying pretty busy.