Thursday, April 23, 2015

November's Chrysanthemum

Wahoo!  I've finished!

Design - "November's Chrysanthemum"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
Fabric - 32 count White Chocolate linen
Fibers - GAST, WDW & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 November 2014
Completed - 10 April 2015

I can hardly believe that I've now stitched 11 of the 12 designs in this series.  I am mulling over whether to start December's pattern now, or hold off until it is more seasonal.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Working on November

Cottage Garden Samplings "November's Chrysanthemum" has been languishing in my UFO for a couple of months now.  I worked on it last night and managed to stitch the alternating orange and brown banner on the top and the pumpkin and pie on the bottom.  I also frogged and fixed a couple of the leaves on the left.  This pattern has a busy border and I still have much to stitch including a couple of apple, corncobs, pumpkins, a cornucopia, and yet more autumnal 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

June in January!

So I was able to do this in ten days - being sick has some benefits.
 Trying to use what I had, I changed some of the colours - can you even tell the difference?

Let's see how long it will take me to finish July.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October's Marigold - A Finish

Design - "October's Marigold"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
FAbric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 September 2014
Completed - 27 October 2014

A wonderful October stitch! Black and orange aren't my favorite colors by any stretch, but with the yellow, orange and green of the marigolds I think the piece is great and is probably going to be on my short list to be framed next year.

Here's a final celebration of our October Marigolds taken mid-month.

   My sister loves September and October. These flowers are part of the reason why. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Making Marigolds

I've been working away making marigolds. It doesn't look like much but it took me two long sessions to get the blossoms stitched.

Down in my sister's garden there are lots of pollinators who appreciate have October's Marigolds!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Adding Orange

On Sunday I picked up "October's Marigold" after a couple of week's hiatus. I stitched the black cat, the orange moon, and the eyes and mouths of all the pumpkins.  I also stitched the sentiment.  All that is left to do - the marigolds!

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Framed Finish

I absolutely had to get a couple of Cottage Garden Sampling's pretty monthly series framed.   

So here we go!
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
Design - "June's Honeysuckle"
Fabric - White Chocolate linen
Started - 17 September 2013
Finished - 5January 2014
Framed - August 2014

A rather simple gold frame that picks up the colors in the bee skeps.