Thursday, June 26, 2014

December's Holly

I decided to stitch this series in a set of 4 panels. The Spring panel is complete, and am almost finished with the Winter panel.
Spring Panel: March, April & May
Isn't it beautiful how the colors compliment each other?
I had such a hard time trying to decide what to work on after Lessons but I finally decided on My Garden Journal. I figured I would complete the second panel of the 4 seasons and started on December's Holly. I am really enjoying the colors in this one. I have been a little slow this last week on stitching (only stitching about every other day and sometimes only about 15 stitches at a time). I am hoping to complete December this weekend...we will see. If so, I will be half finished with this series. It is so fun to see these designs come together.

About half way as of last night when I finally put it down.
Ta Ta for Now,
Angela CG in TX

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

August Stitch in June

Here it is in all its glory!  
I don't know why it took me so long to stitch this.

Design - "August's Poppy"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
Fabric - 28 count Waterlily linen
Fibers - GAST, WDW, & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 30 March 2014
Completed - 10 June 2014 

I used the fabric and the fibers as charted.  This series by Cottage Garden Sampling is available at an Local Needlwork store or online store. It's a super fun series to stitch. 

I love the colors. The informality of the poppies is perfectly captured in this design.  Wonderful. Another winner in this super series. 

And here are some of my poppies - they applaud my stitching efforts!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We Have Blossoms!

I've made some progress on "August's Poppy" and have stitched the blossoms.  Now I just have stems and leaves left to stitch.  Then on to September's design.