I want to address a problem I've been having on my blog first because it has concerned and frustrated me. I've been unable to reply to any comments because once I reply, the words disappear. Also on RJ and Mary's blog, Stitching Friends Forever, my comments will not appear. I will take RJ's advice to sign out under Anonymous, then sign my name and see what happens! Really my main point about this is I don't want any of you to think I don't comment on your wonderful blogs OR that I'm not replying to comments on my own blog. I do reply on my personal e-mail, so I hope you are getting those replies!
On to stitching! In preparation for March and St. Patrick's Day, I chose a small Lizzie Kate stitch and finished it as a pillow with Lady Dots chenille around the edges. The greens certainly don't match ...I would have preferred a darker chenille, but it suits me fine! The threads are DMC and the fabric is 28 count Mushroom Lugana.
I know some stitchers can't stand to have the fabric peeking out between the stitches, but it doesn't bother me!
I've been working diligently to finish the next piece ... a present for my son and daughter-in-law for their 25th wedding anniversary (how could that much time have gone by?). So finally...it is finished and now the nail-biter...I have to have it framed and have no idea where to go.
I started this sampler a year ago...of course I was stitching other pieces also, but I felt like this one would never be finished! It is stitched on 25 count Bone Lugana (1 over 1). The threads were a mix of Victorian Motto, Classic Colorworks and DMC.
I semi-replicated everyone's hair...My son is bald (by choice...he shaves his head), but I left a bit of hair on the sides of the gentleman's head ....my daughter-in-law is blond, however her hair is not as yellow as this one's is...the two girls are pretty close to my granddaughters' natural hair.
One of the first presents my daughter-in-law gave me almost 25 years ago was a cross stitch...she didn't continue with cross stitching, but I've always treasured the piece she gave me...
Isn't it sweet? And typical of the mid-90's....at that time, I had a cat named Chelsea...
On a personal note, one of my granddaughters (in high school) just won an award in Water Polo for being the Junior Varsity Most Valuable Defensive Player of the year! I've never been athletic, so I was so impressed at the strength she needs to be a goalie!
Take Care and I hope to be back in another month (maybe two)!