Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stitcher's home

Don't you love to look at the way styitchers decorate with their stitching? I do! Here is the home of  Barb Hutson  the designer behind Queenstown Sampler Designs. I LOVE the mural her husband painted!

Barb Hutson's home

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Highways and Hedges

Highways and Hedges
Model stitched on 40ct. Light Exemplar from Lakeside Linens
Stitch count: 239w X 159h 

Available NOW for sale at my website.
It will be available to your LNS within a couple of weeks, so please ask for it by name!!

Some close-up details:


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An embarrassing finsh!

I pulled this one out of the drawer the other day and saw that there were only like 2 letters and the bottom band of water left to stitch. So I quickly finished it up in one night!
A Mermaids Song

Designed by Ruth Ann Russell

Published in Sampler and Antique Quarterly Vol. 22

32 ct. Belfast linen

DMC threads

Yes, the date on it says 2005! Isn't that pathetic! LOL!! I hate to admit how old some of my WIPs are. I began this year vowing to really make a dent in them, hence THIS embarrassing post! But, alas, I have only finished 3. Yes, sadly 3. *sigh* Well, theres always next year,(and/or my stitching guild's annual tag sale!)I do love the queen stitch in the mermaids tail, and the eyelets sea flowers.These over 1 letters were quite a "pain in the neck" but they are very effective here and I'm quite proud of them! So all in all a nice finish, can't wait to get it framed-it is the first piece in my future mermaid wall.

And on another note, last week was my birthday so I treated myself to the chart "Paradise Lost" by Plum Street Samplers. I know I know, as a designer I have no business even thinking about stitching for myself, but if I didn't love cross stitch and get excited about new releases, I wouldn't be much use in this profession, would I? So maybe I'll get a chance to put in a stitch here or there, and it will probably take me until 2014 to finish this one, but it does get me all inspired!And just to prove that I am not shirking my duty, here is a snap of "Folk Art Flowers" a future release!