Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Busy Weekend & A Finish & WIP

We had a busy weekend! On Friday night we went to the Washington County Fair. It's a small fair, but fun. There were a few cross-stitched pieces in the exhibits...not too many, but a couple were outstanding. Someone submitted Lavender & Lace's "Angel of Love"...it was beautiful with all the gold beading. And another stitcher submitted a cross-stitched "photo" of a couple (Herself and DH perhaps?). I have never actually seen one of these photos transferred to cross-stitch before and this piece was amazing. For one thing it was HUGE! And it was so realistic. My hubby said..oh you should do one of those!...yeah..maybe sometime when I have lots and lots of time and patience! Every inch of that fabric was stitched. I was wondering...do any of you exhibit at your state or county fairs? The owner of my LNS (Acorns & Threads) is always encouraging her stitchers to do that...maybe next year...it is certainly a way to make people aware of cross-stitch and how beautiful it can be.
On Saturday we went down to the Waterfront. They were having a MAritime Heritage festival and the last remaining PT boat was on display. It has been restored and was pretty amazing. There were also many boats on display from the 30's, 40's and on that were wonderfully restored and really gorgeous. The woods used are just beautiful and it was fun trying to imagine people in those days enjoying a leisurely ride out on the river.
I did manage to get some stitching done this weekend as well. I finally finished "Always & Forever" by Little House Needleworks. I started this one as part of a SAL with the LHN yahoo group back in May (I think it was May!) and it was going quickly until I ran out of thread! So I finally got around to getting some more and finished it up this weekend. I stitched it on a 28ct. cashel opalescent called "Glistening Heather" (from Silkweavers) with Victorian Mauve silk (from Vikki Clayton) You can see that the mauve in the second dye lot was a bit darker, but I had the border all finished so it still looks ok. This was a fun piece to stitch.
I also finally started on my Monopoly gameboard. This is a SAL with another yahoo group. I didn't get too far but at least I made a start! I am stitching it on an antique white jobelan with DMC threads.
I also started stitching on my scissor case for this month's challenge and should finish the stitching tonight. I've never done one of these before, so hopefully I will be able to put it together before the end of the month!


  1. I hope you have better luck with your scissor pocket than I did. Can's wait to see your finish.


  2. Lynda, I have been reading stitching blogs for just a few months..and have now found yours. I was excited to see you are a librarian; that also loves cozy mysteries! All, I can say is...me too! I'm a librarian in Illinois that loves to read, mysteries are my favs, and of course I'm an avid cross stitcher! I am enjoying your blog.

  3. What a great LHN project. I love the silk you used. Looking forward to seeing your scissor case.


  4. You have a great start on your Monoploly piece and I love the colors you used for Always and Forever piece, it looks beautiful.

    I have also nominated you for the Brillante Blogger award. You can find the details of it in my blog :)

  5. oh my! Someone actually doing the monopoly board!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Someday, I hope to get this pattern!!! Also love your LHN piece...so pretty!!!!


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