Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

The Sweetheart Tree
84 x 84

This is one of the prettiest designs I own. I love everything about it! So really I'm just showing off something gorgeous from my stash. This came as a chart pack. It included the fabric, beads and charm. I just need to add floss and it's ready to go. It's just DMC floss, too, so I have no excuse other than laziness. The design isn't that big and the directions are great. It's time to pull the floss and get

Laura :)

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Sheep in the Meadow
Country Cottage Needleworks 
173 x 75

Another cutie from CCN. The little sheep are so sweet! I like this pattern but I don't think it's one I'm hurrying to get into my WIP pile. At this point it's more of  a someday project. 

I've had a long day working both jobs so I'm off to bed. 

Laura :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

Strawberry Plant
137 x 101

Isn't this a sweet little chart? I bought this for my sister. She kept it for several years and tried to love it. It just didn't work so she gave it back to me. Now I get to try to get it into the WIP pile. 

Speaking of the WIP pile, it's now one project smaller! Today I finished Hope of Spring by Chessie &  Me. It's my ninth finish of the year. That definitely keeps me on pace to complete twenty projects this year. So, here it is!

That's it for me today. It was a lovely Mothers Day!

Laura :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017

Little House Needleworks
227 x 58

This chart was gifted to me by my sister. Nancy has stitched it and has it hanging on her wall. I still haven't started it. I'm going through the usual debate with myself. I will probably change the fabric, but to what color? I want to change the lettering colors, but again, to what colors? Will I change a all the colors? What color should the bird be if I change the lettering colors? 

Isn't it crazy what I do to myself for a new project? Do you understand why I don't enjoy starting new ones? Sheesh! I think I'll go work on a WIP!

Laura :)

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Tuscan Sunrise
Just Nan
78 x 38

I really liked this pattern pack when it came out. I looked at it over and over when I visited the LNS. It just didn't make it home with me. Then, I was fortunate enough to find it years later. Now it has been sitting in my stash for a couple more years. It's another matter of getting it into the WIP pile and getting it stitched! This seems to be a constant refrain with me. I'm happy to be taking steps to move things along. I feel I've made good progress in finishing projects this year. Hopefully the trend will continue!

Laura :)

May 11, 2017

The Strawberry Season
Heartstrings - The Artists Collection
174 x 33

I really like this sweet pattern. I have already stitched The Bittersweet Season which features a black cat atop a gorgeous pumpkin. I stitched it during a summer of doctor visits with my mom. This series features several interesting bands and simple but beautiful colors. I'm thinking of using a soft fabric color to complement the pretty floss colors. 

Laura :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

This is the Day
The Sunflower Seed
120 x 120

Some sad news today. Anita Boatright, owner and designer of the Sunflower Seed, succumbed to multiple myeloma today. She was such a dear, sweet woman, so generous with her time and talents. She had a lovely shop and I enjoyed visiting with her whenever I was there. I will miss her. 

I really like this design. It's different. I like the beautiful picture that goes with the verse. I'll have to think of what color fabric I should use. I'd normally choose blue but I'm not sure it would work well with the other elements. 

Laura :)