Well, I took an adventure where I have never gone before! I stitched on 40-count fabric! And I enjoyed it! I did a smallish piece, called Beach Blessing, by Erica Michaels. Supposed to be one of those 'petites' that you do on gauze (anyone want a piece of gauze??) but it is still small and cute! I saw it done quite a while back, on a non-gauze fabric and said to myself, Why not? Without further ado, here it is...
Then, I have been struggling to do a piece called 'Red, White and Bloom' by CCN because of the fabric I chose, which was 30-count Alabaster. I really do NOT like 30-count. So, it has been slow going and not one of my favorite WIPs to stitch. PLUS, the white sure isn't going to show very well!! What was I thinking?! Since I still had a nice hunk of 40-count left, I did a quick floss toss and made the decision to start it again! I got a fair amount done last night while watching a movie... Here is a comparison picture showing the difference in sizes.
I neglected to show the previous finishing I did on some smalls. First is 'Sweet Stella' by Erynne Chard/Stitcheree. My first time doing the rick rack sticking out of the edge of the pillow. Need more practice... Of course, I am my worst critic! The backing is a tiny lavender checked fabby... lovely!
Next is 'Red-winged Blackbird' by Bent Creek, with a framed pillow finish. Got that down pat!
And I made 'Happy as a Lark' into a little pillow too! I really like the backing fabric--red ticking!
Just when I least expected it, I got a surprise in the mail from Shirlee! It is a Pine Mountain Kit, for Christmas! Shirlee is such a hoot! She sent a card with Birthday wishes inside... and apologized for being four months tardy! She's a fun one, for sure!! Thanks so much!!
Well, I am off to do a bit of this and that... Sundays are always so busy for me, what with shopping, at least 5 loads of laundry (it is 7 today, with sheets), and some tidying and maybe finishing/sewing... We shall see!
Keep telling me your likes and dislikes... there could be a RAK coming your way!