Please forgive me for the bad pictures. I have had major issues with my camera and now my computer is acting up. I would love to blog more frequently but because of these issues I find it rather frustrating. Today seems to be working in my favor so here goes. First up is Spring In The Tulips by Just Nan. I used the recommended Belfast linen, DMC threads and overdyed threads. I found this to be a LONG stitch project because of the repetition but persevered and love the finished product. It truly reminds me of an antique sampler and is much prettier in person. It has satin stitching and beads to add texture and a little bit of over 1. I finished it and framed it just in time for spring.
Next is the Song of the Seasons by LHN. I changed it up a bit as I didn't want to stitch the alphabet on it. I am pleased with how it turned out and love the frame. It really pulls the reds from the piece. I used the recommended fibers and linen but would have preferred a less flimsy linen. I find that when it doesn't have enough body to it tension is difficult.
And last is Hibernation Day by Heartstring samplery. I chose a burled maple frame and I love the simplicity of it. I feel it really adds to the overall look of the sampler. I have all of my samplers on one wall in my home office so that I can enjoy them. I don't hang my pieces seasonally as I don't have lots of them framed------yet.
On the stitching front, I am working on Rebecca by Kathy Barrick Designs, Shores of Hawk Run by Carriage House, January Cat by NikysCreations, and Randje per Week by Annelies and Simone.
What are you stitching?? I would love to know if you stitch seasonal items, SAL, or do you stitch whatever you feel like working on?? Do you find that you choose small projects or large? What ever it is that catches your fancy I hope you enjoy the process. Happy Stitching!