Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunflower Inn Progress

I have been focusing lately on trying to clear some WIPs out of my stitching basket. It is actually rather embarassing how many unfinished projects I have accumulated .

So I worked on Sunflower Inn by Little House Needleworks, which was started last summer. Here is a photo showing my recent progress. I am going to have to order some more Crescent Color threads in two different colors before I can finish. I enjoy the colors on this one, and it is my "on the run" project because it not that large and has only about six colors of thread.

And I also stitched on a small sampler called Faith, Friends and Family from Cross Country Stitching magazine which I began in January of 2011. This one is going to be a wall hanging in my kitchen, which we are remodeling in a rustic country style. I love the little Scotties. It is almost done, with just one small bit at the bottom left with another basket and some more candles.

I have also been stitching on the Elizabeth McGuire portion of my Dear Diary sampler, but I think I will wait until I have her whole section stitched before I post a picture of it.

That is all for now. Happy stitching...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Old Finishes

Looking through my blog I see that I never posted a picture of the finished Prairie Schooler design, November. Well, here it is, and I finished it well over a year ago....

And here is another small finish from a design by Barbara Ana that I did last year for my daughter, who graduated from high school.

I hope to take some more pictures of cross stitch finishes and WIPs that I have around here. I am enjoying getting back to my blog and it is motivating me to stitch more to see everyone's beautiful work. Now, back to stitching...

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Starts, sort of...

I started both of these last year, but got so little done that they both seem like new starts now.

The first is Sunflower Inn by Little House Needleworks.

Here is a picture of the full design.

And next is Beacon House by Praiseworthy Stitches. This one has been so much fun to stitch so far. I love lighthouses. And I think I'll stitch one of the deer next.

Here's the whole design of this one.

Until next time, enjoy your stitching!