Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Greetings

Finished my Easter project yesterday and just in time!

Prairie Schooler
28ct Lambswool linen & DMC threads

Wishing you Easter Blessings! 
With my love & appreciation - Annette

Monday, March 21, 2016

Presenting Sojourner

Hello lovely friends! I am so thrilled and excited to share with you my first large finished & framed sampler - "Sojourner" by Theresa Baird. I finished stitching this last week. The next day I framed this myself. I had a frame that I had bought from a Thrift store a few years back thinking that I would use this for another project (Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs) but that project hasn't begun yet! So just by chance the frame was a great fit for Sojourner. I cut a foam board that fit the frame, glued a thin batting to it, positioned my sampler, used lots tiny pins to secure it to the sides of the foam board while carefully stretching it & keeping it centered. I am really happy how it turned out. Started in June 2015 - Finished March 2016. I made my goal to have this sampler done by April 5th. ALL DONE!!!

40ct Expresso by R & R Reproductions. All silk & DMC threads.

 Queen stitches for the strawberries. These were my very last stitches for the sampler.

Our weather here has been sun and rain. Planted lots of veggies and so far they are doing great. Fingers crossed we get to harvest them this year. I have been stitching a new project and hope to have it done before Easter. That's only 1 week away. Happy Spring everyone!!!
Thank you for your visit. With my love and appreciation - Annette