Tuesday, 15 April 2008

A few finishes

I've been busy stitching, although no more progress on Crisp Afternoon yet. Will do soon, I promise!

I stitched Lizzie Kate's 'Spring' snippet for my Grandma's birthday in March. It was a very last minute thing, as I couldn't think of anything to buy her. I used some hand dyed fabric in 'Fields of Green' and managed to stitch the design in about 3 days! The plan is to stitch the other seasons for christmas/next birthday, so my brother bought a large frame for her and we need to find a mount with 4 apertures in. Will post a pic when I can.

I also stitched Margaret Sherry's 'Not Fat...' for myself. Just got it into my head one day that I *had* to stitch it, so I dug it out, found a piece of evenweave (Dragon Shades, Cuddles) and got stuck in! It took about a week, I think. The backstitching was fiddly, so I was glad I used evenweave, not aida, but the look is fab! I've taken a pic, but it's not been ironed or framed yet.

My friend, Debi, is pregnant and has asked me to stitch her a Humphrey's corner design for the baby's nursery. She chose the kit she wanted and I started stitching it a little while ago. Today I finished all the backstitching on it, so there's no more I can do until she has the baby (due August 4th). It looks sweet, so I hope she likes it.

Next up is a Lizzie Kate wedding snippet for my Dad's neighbours. Hopefully won't take long to stitch.
Oh! I also sent in a letter & pic to Cross Stitch Crazy and it was published in the June 2008 issue! It was of Tommy & the 2 Humphrey's Corner pics that I stitched when he was born-3 and a half years ago!