Pfeiffer Family Sampler
Designer: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Stitched with: DMC and Crescent Colours as charted
Framed with: hand painted frame from: Valley House Primitives
Profile: MCC in Tavern Gold ~ Design: Hairpin
Isn't it stunning? I wish you could see it in person, as the photos really do not do the design itself or the gorgeous frame justice. I was ecstatic!
Second Up is:
Designed by: The Goode Huswife ~ Anne Brown
Stitched with DMC
Framed with: Valley House Primitives frame
#MCL Moss / Redcoat - Design Chesapeake / Distressed
The frame for Sarah is simply perfect. Both of these beauties are taking a trip to our County Fair coming up in a couple of weeks. This will be the first time I have taken anything to exhibit. I'm a little nervous, but I figure it's worth a try.
I haven't been....showing my WIPS now for a long time. I figured that people didn't give a HOOT if I showed what I was working on and was waiting until I finished things before I showed them, but to be honest, I enjoy seeing other bloggers works in progress, so figured I show you mine. Here is the first one:
Designed by: Country Stitches ~ Brenda Gervais
Stitched on 30 ct. WDW Onyx linen with DMC
I'm getting pretty close on this one - I have a few motifs left and some letters, then it will be on to the border. This pretty is being stitched for my Momma. She retired this past February and I am very thankful to Brenda for introducing me to the Eagles in Decorah, Iowa to which this sampler is dedicated by Brenda. Anyway, I linked my Momma to the eagles and she sat and watched and watched the babies from egg-hood to now near adult-hood. So I'm stitching this for her so that she can remember the little eaglets and the hours she babysat them :)
I'm also working on this beauty:
Ann Pennsylvania Peacock
Designed by: Little by Little
Stitched on 28 ct. Autumn Fields with GAST
I started Ann about a year ago (I think... it may have been two years ago.....) and I put her down because I ran out of Sea Spray GAST (her dress color). I never got any more until recently when I resurrected her from the depths of my stitching basket. She's too pretty to languish inside that dark cave. So she is my "car" project. Can't wait until Ann is all finished and hanging on my walls!
Have you all seen...Diane's reproduction of Melicent Turner ? Well as soon as I got a gander at it, I knew that it was a must do STAT! I was playing around today in my stitching room and thought WHY NOT? So I kitted it up. I'm going to be using my own hand-dyed linen and Crescent Colour Cottons, I changed the Sweetest Heart color to Apple Fritter because I wanted the red to be a little more red for my house decor. Here's the floss and fabric toss:
Floss Toss for Melicent Turner
And like always....my partner in crime was helping me choose my materials today. Sweet Chatty always has the best advise and is so easy to work with ~ Mama's little buddy....
I think that's a wrap! :)
Until next time....I'll be keeping my 'hands to work and heart to God' ~ join in with me!
Hugs and love,