Yes, that is what I have been doing...Keeping Busy. I completed a design by one of my favorite designers, Mary Garry and spent today working on the finishing.
Designer: Mary Garry
Design: Milkpaint Sampler
Fabric: 32-ct Country French Latte Linen
Threads: Kreinik Silk
Finish: Needle case
I always manage to mix up my cross stitch tapestry needles, reaching for one and never knowing what size it is, so I pulled out my embroidery machine and embroidered the 3 sizes on the wool felt...that should help.
As I have done in the past, I stitched this needle case up without using a pattern. Another *figure it out as you go* finish which worked up easily and relatively quickly; I am happy with it.
Look what I pulled out of my
huge, ever growing pile of WIPs...
Since I last posted on this WIP I completed the letters "B/C" and started "D"
Hopefully I will continue to spend some serious stitching time on this beautiful design.
Edgar let me know that he received the HOE Summer Exchange that I stitched for him. Here is what I sent:
2013 HOE Summer Exchange
Designer: Prairie Grove Peddler
Design: Lighthouses ~ Candle Mat
Stitched for: Edgar M.
Sometimes you just need to *switch it up* and work on a finish that is not an ornament or pinkeep. This little candle mat is such a great summer design, perfect for this exchange. I liked it so much I started another one for moi!
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Don't forget, Wednesday is the last day to sign up for the HOE Friendship Exchange. Details found HERE.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!