A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
This new SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed. We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).
I managed two different FFOs this month - one ornie and one scrapbook page. The ornie was a recent finish and the scrapbook piece rescued from the "Chuck it in a Bag for 20 Years" finishing bag.
The recent finish was a Just Nan design called A Little Joy from the 2002 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special. I made it into a padded square ornament with a beaded trim and a ribbon hanger:
Stitched on 28 count Platinum linen
The main design over two and the centre sampler over one
With two Sweetheart Tree recent finishes
The older piece was probably a magazine cover kit from the 1990s. I have no idea. I can't think of any other reason for stitching it!
stitched on 14 count aida
I was pleased with the choice of paper and mount. I wanted the look of an old fashioned living room with the cat asleep on the settee.
I would have FFO'd Summer Typography but Wilkos have discontinued their 6 x 6 inch raw wood box frames. I was hoping to have a spare one at home but sadly not. So I will have to buy a white one and paint it. I want it to co-ordinate with the other three. Here are some more photos of Summer Typography for those who missed it.
stitched on 32 count Pink linen
Did you spot the word I changed? Answer at the end of the blog post!
Three postcards have been sent out in the Summer Postcard Blog Hop to: