Monday, January 21, 2013

IHSW January

I hope everyone had a great weekend and found some time to stitch :) The sun finally came out this weekend after nine days of clouds, four inches of rain, snow (a rarity for Alabama), and cold. I was definitely ready for some sun.

This weekend, I worked on Cattleya Orchid by Chatelaine. Its bright colors were refreshing after all the icky weather. I finished the center square (including the over-one center) and started working on the big orchid. The little orchids around the center are so adorable :) I love the way this one is turning out.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing everyone's stitching progress :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Back from the Framer and a Finish

My first finish of 2013: Our Love Nest by Country Cottage Needleworks

This one was such a fun and cute stitch! Although, I believe I managed to get wine on the back of the fabric. How? I have no idea, but I saw some purple spots, rushed to rinse them off, and then the green thread started to bleed a little. I had to restitch some of the clouds as they had a green tint in a few of the stitches. If you look closely at the top, you might see a little staining from the wine. I plan to mat this piece, and hopefully it will cover up the stains.

Last week I picked up Hillside Travelers by Little House Needleworks from the framer. It turned out great :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year Starts/Christmas Finishes

Happy New Year!

My two New Year starts were Cattleya Orchid by Chatelaine and Our Love Nest by Country Cottage Needleworks. I love the colors in the Orchid. They are so bright and cheerful. I did avoid working in the center of the square because it has some over one stitching. I will get to it later.

Here is my second start, Our Love Nest. The pink thread, Blushing Beauty by Crescent Colours, looks so pretty. I stitched a bunch on this one last night while watching Downton Abbey (yay!), and my plan is to finish it up before Valentine's Day.

Lastly, I have two ornaments that I finished up before Christmas. They are Tree Farm and Snow in Love by Little House Needleworks. The reindeer in Tree Farm looks so cute :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!