"Bunnies in the Garden" - With my Needle
32ct Lilac Belfast Linen
It is March! I know I haven't posted in a while but I have been visiting everyones blogs and commenting:) I wanted to have something finished to share with you and I DO! And a new start.
I finished Bunnies in the Garden in time for Spring. I wanted to enjoy/use these sewing necessaries while stitching other projects during the spring time. Let me tell you the Chart and instructions were fantastic and easy to follow. If I could finish this any one can. I highly recommend Ellen Chester's Charts - With my Needle.
This photo shows one sode of each the pin cushion and the scissor fob/weight. Yes mine is a scissor weight because it contains a quarter inside stitched away. I like the bit of weight so my scissors don't disappear. Haven't you've had your scissors slide away and hide from you? I sure have. I've wasted more time felling around for them, too many times to count. Can you see my little dragonfly charm?
The needleroll - unrolled.
"Autumn at Hawk Run Hallow" by Carriage House Samplings
32ct Linen - Flax color
Threads: DMC, Crescent Colors,The Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works and
The Thread Gatherer Silk
A new start for me - Autumn at HRH. I'm stitching this ALL one over one. YEP the whole chart. Okay I want to share with you my latest discovery, Oh MY I think its the best invention ever!!! Have you heard of the Graph Gripper Pattern Holder? One day I was searching on 123stitch.com website.
I found this chart holder. I ordered it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Its fantastic for holding our small charts. Okay I take mine and fold it up showing only a small section I'm currently working on. And it stays on my embroidery hoop. Also is clamps on QSnap Frames. It was less than $6. So glad I ordered it. You might already heard of this gadget but I hadn't.
Nancy's blog. I think she is in France. I'm not sure. But once I saw the colors she was stitching this design in, I fell in love and knew I had to stitch it. So on her blog if you scroll down on her previous posts, you will see she has listed a chart of the symbols and threads she's using. It's a SAL. I'm behind but I'm stitching it. I love the look of the hand over dyed threads. What do you think? I am guessing since this chart has been out for a while, many of you may have already stitched this. Or maybe you have the chart? It would be fun if anyone else wants to join in.
here if you would like to order it. I have flipped thru the pages and it is a beautiful book. I couldn't believe it was only $26, compared to some other books of Samplers that are over $100. This is a book I will read cover to cover, because I'm fascinated with all the stories of each sampler.
p.s. I love getting to see large photos. I have noticed since my last post that these photos are really much larger than then used to be.