Before I left for Nashville I stitched "Selfie Sampler" by Lizzie Kate. I never take a selfie but I did like what it says, "Dear Self, today I will shine." It's a mantra I should say everyday, unfortunately some days I just can't shine...it's just too hard. It was a fast finish and putting it together was easy and I used Peony Chenille to finish around the edge. The fabric is included with the chart but you have to use your own floss.
Last weekend we received "Samplar Hare" by La-D-Da and I just knew I had to stitch it. Frankly I wanted to stitch both the front and the back, but of course then I got in a hurry and just did the front. And easy stitch...actually can be done in one day and the finish, well I did have a few problems, but I'm sure they were of my own making so I won't even discuss them. But I love him and he stands on his own so that much I did right.
And the last finish for the week is "Home" by Brenda Gervais, With Thy Needle and Thread. This I stitched on 20 ct. linen over 2 so the pillow is actually about 15" x 6". Easy stitch, in fact I stitched this on the trip home from Nashville. Over 2 on large count just flys by. Anyway, I made it into a pillow as I love the large pillows which really show up on a sofa or chair. I did change colors as I wanted to use Perle Cotton. I used Weeks Cocoa for the lettering, moss for the vine and leaves, Lancaster for the blooms, door & heart, pelican gray on the house and Black on the Roof of the house. Fun stitch Because this actually says, "Home..is where our story begins" I really feel this would make a great gift for a new couple. You could add their names and wedding date on the bottom under "where our story begins." Different type of wedding remembrance.
Great week, fun stitching and now I move on. This week I'm working on another Brenda Gervais on 20 ct. linen over 2 called "Easter Peep Parade"...should be fun and of course I'm moving on to the needlebook in "By the Sea"...can't wait. I've also got my eye on Stacy Nash's Animal Cracker Series....so darn cute I know I'm going to stitch them. OMG...to many stitches and too little time. Have a great, safe weekend and try to stitch a little .... it's so relaxing most of the time!