Monday, June 16, 2014

A Year of Projects

So much for my good intentions to post my couch lounging projects soon. But better late than never, right? Here, in order of stitching, are:

Dream Big
Country Cottage Needleworks
Mystery linen / CC, GAST, & DMC

I made this for my son's friend's birthday in 2013, and it took me until this past Easter get it finished. In fact, it's the only thing I do have in final form. It's a little lopsided, but the friend seemed pleased with it anyway (he owns a rabbit and really wanted a stitched one - at least he doesn't have to change the litter for it!)

The Needleworker
Little House Needleworks
30 count R&R Bed Creek Brown / CC

This is the project I took to Celebration in 2013. It was such a pleasure to stitch.

The Troubador
Papillon Creations
Antique White Belfast / Old Willow Stitchery & HDF

This was one of the first charts I bought upon discovering that there were more designs available than could be found at Joann's and A.C. Moore. I fell in love with its colors, but didn't realize that OWS linen threads were no longer being made. After much googling I found an online shop which still had them in stock; the HDF threads had been renamed since the chart was published, but Vikki told me what to order. It came out just right, and is in my to-be-framed pile. I've always had a thing for unicorns, and when I was much younger my car sported a bumper sticker that said "I brake for hobbits and unicorns." Neither the car nor the bumper stitcher are still around, but I'd still brake for a unicorn if I saw one.

Sous Mon Arbre
Marjorie Massey
Country Cream Belfast / Creme de Menthe Belle Soie

This design is from a set of three which I bought via Jardin Prive's website. It's always such a pleasure to stitch on silk!

And Your Little Dog Too
The Sampler Girl
White Jobelan / CC & DMC

I'm from the era when The Wizard of Oz was televised once a year. What a thrill to watch it each time. I always wondered whether Miss Gulch would try to take Toto again once Dorothy came home, but I suppose she must have been blown away by the tornado (I sure hope so!) Or maybe she melted too.

Antique Evergreen Sampler
Elizabeth's Designs
Iced Cappuccino Edinborough / WDW

This is the project I worked on during the toughest days of my convalescence - the little motifs were perfect for short stints of stitching. I was sorry when this one ended.

This only takes me up through September, but I should be making dinner if we are to survive the evening, so I'll stop for now. But I'll hopefully be back sooner than the last time!