Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rub a Dub Dub

Wash Day
Carriage House Samplings
WDW 30 count parchment
DMC

I just finished working on this piece, my first CHS design. I saw it on someone's blog and fell in love with it, and was lucky to find it in the designer's Etsy shop. It was a quick and fun stitch. I'm now in between projects - I had to special order some linen from Picture This Plus for the dandelion project I plan to do, so in the meantime I've been looking through JCS ornament magazines for something to fill in the time. I have issues from 2006 on (plus 2004, which I bought on eBay so I could stitch the LHN Woodland Snowfall ornament), and in looking back through them, I noticed that it is only recently that they started giving DMC conversions for most of the charts. I love overdyed threads and prefer to stitch with them when possible, but it's nice to have the DMC information when you don't have the needed floss and don't have an LNS close by to pop into. I found an ornament to stitch from a couple of years ago - just an easy one - and while it uses threads I mostly don't have, I think I can do a conversion of my own with my little stash of overdyes. So that's what I'm off to do.

8 comments:

Meredith said...

Beautiful finish! Very pretty! Can't wait to see which ornament are you going to stitch! Meredith

linenstitcher2 said...

"Rub a Dub Dub" is cute, cute, cute! I don't remember seeing this one. Or maybe my cross stitch knowledge is just slipping away, since I never have time for it anymore. [sigh] Thank goodness I still sneak a few minutes here and there to look at blogs and remind me how much I love stitching. I'll be back to check out your ornament when you post a picture of it.

Sally said...

What a gorgeous finish Michele! It's so cute!

Looking forward to seeing which ornament you stitch.

Carol said...

Your finish is so adorable, Michele!! It just makes me smile to see all those birds playing in the birdbath.

I love going through all of my old JCS Ornament issues from time to time, because my tastes change and I never know what ornament will call my name :) Looking forward to seeing which one you picked...

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

staci said...

Darling finish Michele! I love it!

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic finish! I love it--such a cute design.

Michele said...

I haven't seen that design before! Pretty!