First off I want to welcome my new followers and to say thank you to all of you that sent me well wishes for my baby, Vallie. She gets her stitches out on Thursday and I'm sure she can't wait. She hasn't been herself for several days now and I can tell she's super depressed. Nothing really interests her....not even food.....I'm worried.
I want to say first off that I absolutely loved stitching these two designs. The first one is from LHN and I stitched it on 28ct. tan Jobelan using the required Crescent Colors floss. For some reason I just couldn't get the hand of how she finished the rick rack around the outside, so I just attached it without the gathers. I think it looks fine and lets face it.....nobody has to look at it but me. :o)
This second design by Shakespeare Peddler I stitched on star sapphire 28ct. Jobelan using the required Crescent Colors floss. Because I stitched my two designs on 28ct. I was concerned about running out of floss...which I did of the green. It called for the buttons to be stitched so instead of doing that, I used real mother of pearl buttons. Personally, I like this much better.
As you can see, the stitching goes all around the little pillow. I also didn't finish this the way the designer called for. I just didn't like how she finished it so instead I sewed a tube of a pretty coordinating fabric with draw strings at each end. I stuffed the tube and then sewed the cross stitch piece onto it and then attached some of the green rick rack.
Now about that birthday. It's tomorrow .... the 19th....and I absolutely hate the fact that I will be 60 years old. Where or where did the years go? Also, it's dawned on me that I have very little time to finish all the hundreds of designs I have planned to do. LOL I've purchased a Kindle Fire and I'm still getting the hang of it. The resolution is fantastic on it and it's very quick on the web. This was my bday gift to myself and so far I'm loving it. I'll let you know more after I've had it for awhile.
I hope all of you are having a fantastic Sunday and that you've been able to get some stitchie time in. I'm planning on having a giveaway starting this week so keep watching. I have to get everything together....and that's all I'm saying for now. :o)
Blessings as always,