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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

October's Marigold - The Border

I made a really good start yesterday stitching on the border for "October's Marigold". This is a pretty Autumn stitch and good fun!

In keeping with today's stitch, here's a spider's hard work on display. Spiderwebs are another sign of Autumn.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

October's Marigold in September

There's a common theme with my stitching and gardening this week.
I've kitted up Cottage Garden Samplings "October's Marigold". This pattern uses WDW threads in green, yellow, orange, and rust.  I am excited to begin. 

My sister planted a row of marigolds in her dahlia garden.

While I complain daily about our 90f+ weather, the marigolds are thriving in the heat.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Oh my, May in September

While watching Doctor Who on our way to the lake, I was working on May.

And here it is, completed in September. 
I changed the lettering to purple, I just thought it needed something a little brighter.  Those leaves were a huge PITA, at least I thought so!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Poppies blooming in the summer heat.

Happy Dance time!!

I have another finish. A two for one (hehe). I am working on the "My Garden Journal" monthly series and am working it up into a four seasons style finish. Last night I put the last stitch in August's Poppy completing the summer panel.

First up...August's Poppy. DD and I both agree
that the blue and white waves on the bottom
are the best.

Here we have the full summer panel.

Only 3 more months and one final panel to complete before the series is done.

Ta Ta for now,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September's Morning Glory - Finished

Design - "September's Morning Glory"
Designer - Cottage Garden Samplings
Fabric - 32 count French Lace linen
Fibers - WDW, GAST, & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 10 August 2014
Completed - 31 August 2014

Yea!  I managed to get this finished in August as part of my goal to turn UFO's into WIPs and then WIPs into finished stitches. 

Yet another really pretty design in this series.  I think the Morning Glories are stunning! So detailed.

Very life-like when compared to the real thing!