Thursday, 31 March 2016

March Smalls SAL

The last day of the month and time for a Smalls update. As I indicated in the last post I stitched a piece by Blackbird Designs called Bird in Hand. This was chosen by my granddaughter to be stitched by moi as a birthday gift for her. I have finished all the stitching and all that remains is the final finishing.

The design called for my initial at the bottom right hand and I've added my granddaughter's initial to the top left. 

It was a busy month and I didn't have time to complete the second small. This one is to be added to my display bowl of small spring stitches. It's another Blackbird Design called Pins and Tulips Pincushion and it can be found in their book Sarah Tobias.

This should be finished fairly quickly if I can stay still long enough to stitch! 
I just received a few new charts from the Nashville Needlework Market and one in particular I hope to finish as part of this years' smalls. Have a peek at A Stitch in Time by With Thy Needle and Thread.  
See you next month!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Greetings

 A very blessed and Happy Easter to all my family, friends and stitching family!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

March WIPocalypse

It's been a wonderful month and spring has arrived on our doorstep. Or has it?

This is what I woke to this morning. Scenic but not really what I was wanting to see! Another 15 cm (6 inches) is expected on Thursday along with freezing rain. That storm will start tonight. Hopefully that will be the end of it!

I have concentrated on two stitches this month. Blackbird Designs Bird in Hand and Rosewood Manor Dreaming of Tulips

Bird in Hand was chosen by my granddaughter to be stitched for her birthday. 

This is a progress pic but I am actually finished stitching the whole piece. I will post a picture of the finish next week for my Smalls stitching post. I only have to finish this off now as a pillow. My granddaughter has even picked out her backing fabric!

Dreaming of Tulips is a wonderful stitch! I love Karen's designs. Completing each motif feels like an accomplishment.

What I love about Karen's designs is that not only is the whole design wonderful but you can take portions of the design and stitch them as small finishes. I'm stitching on pages 2 and 3 of this right now with 3 more pages remaining.

That's it for now on the stitching front. I've been home now for 10 days following a great vacation in Cape Coral, Florida. My mom and step-dad rent a home down there and I flew in to visit them along with my sister and her boyfriend. 
Here are some pics of our week together.


I loved the break from all the cold. We had marvelous weather and now my youngest sister is down there with her family enjoying the same. I only wish that I could do this every winter!

I'll be back at the end of next week with my Smalls post and hopefully another new start. See you then!