Sunday, September 23, 2012

Remember Me?

I could title this post the same as my last one - long time no post! The summer was busy with travel and keeping DS amused and not always on the computer, so I haven't gotten that much stitching done. But I did manage to finish a few pieces.

Moose Box
Lynda D. Baldauf (Scandinavian Stitches)
Scrap of taupe linen

I made this box for a friend who is a moose afficionado. It's the first time I've made a covered box, and I can't say it's perfect by any stretch of the imagination. I cut the cardboard insert a bit too small, so you can see the inside edges of the box. Still, for a first effort, it will have to do.

My other finish is from the kit that I got from Keepsake Needlearts. The only thing I used was the chart; I switched out the Aida for linen and changed the floss from DMC 310 to CC Black Coffee. At first I wasn't sure whether that was the right decision and thought maybe I should have kept the stitching black, but I really like the finished product. As I've said before, I generally don't buy kits from catalogs, but I really like the Barbara Bangser's designs. Here is the latest one I bought, called House Blessing:

By the way, Keepsake Needlearts has a $5 off code in each issue of Just CrossStitch, in case you are interested in checking them out.

I'm still plugging away at the Silver Creek Samplers design I've been working on - all that's left is a lot of snow. Hopefully I won't let 2 1/2 months go by again before I finish it and have something to show.