I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent yesterday with my dear stitching friends. Cathy was gracious enough to host our stitching group at her house. It was delightful. Lots of good laughs and wonderful food. Who could ask for more.
I have a couple of finishes to share that I haven't been able to post about. I stitched them around Valentines Day but finally got around to photographing them. The first one is a Sekas design titles Hearts and Sampler Stitches. It is stitched on 32ct Antique White evenweave using Caron Wildflowers floss. This piece has lots of texture and I love the way it came out. I am planning on making it into a box top.
Second is the February 2012 year of Smalls selection. It is called Garden of Love by Citrouille's Designs. It is stitched on 35count WDW Cocoa with Belle Soie silks. I did change the colors slightly in how they were placed in the design. The only thing I don't like is the way the varigated thread played out. I probably would have preferred using solid colors to have better control over the color change. Lesson learned. My plan is to use this as a journal cover. I am going to experiment and see what I come up with.
Aren't those little flower buttons adorable. I was at Joanne's Fabrics recently and they have redone their button aisle, finally. There is a huge selection of different colored buttons as well as funky shapes. It's worth checking out if you are a button junkie. Lots of choices.
Well, back to the stitching chair. I am currently working on a WIP and making good progress. Once I finish the WIP I will continue working on Sturbridge Box. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!