I will probably post on my blog once a month, but if you wish to see me more frequently please join in to Instagram here...my Instagram name is susanrlankford. It is just easier for me to post a quick picture on Instagram with a short statement. After all, I need time to stitch! (wink)
First is my February finish for the bread bowl I purchased after seeing several of them on Flosstube...(I'm very suggestible)! The swirly motifs on the heart have small pearl beads attached and I added a verse from Luke 10:27.
And here is the bread bowl...due to be changed for Spring...the stitched felt hearts are made from some Primitive Heart dies (Papertrey Ink)...I thought they really added to my heart pillow.
I've started stitching a monthly series by Little House Needleworks and the next picture shows my finished March...I started these later in the year, so I'll have to catch up to January and February for next year.
Here is the back...I have a lot to learn about finishing! Have you been to Stitching Dreams? Carol has the model blog (she just won a British award for most outstanding needlework blog) and her finishes are exquisite. I recently won a lovely pattern on her blog....Yay! I'll have a picture for you one of these days.
The April monthly is still a work in progress...I'm stitching my monthlies (so far) on Monaco Tea Dye Evenweave fabric. I'm still a little afraid of Linen...slubs and all...but I'll venture into it eventually.
He is Risen by Little House Needleworks is another WIP....Of course, this one is specific to Easter, so I really need to push a bit...isn't it sweet? I'm not sure why I decided to use this Dusty Green Jobelan 28 count, except that green is my favorite color! I just hope the greens in the pattern show well!
And finally, this next one is kind of an extra (I am already accumulating lots of "extra" stash)...that I work on less than the others because there is no time pressure. The pattern is called The Pedigree of Honey (Leisure Arts Samplers) and I actually started it for a SAL on Stitch Maynia (something historical). This pattern has a line from a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and will be my first sampler. I really do like a lot of the Bee patterns that I see!
Gotta love the hive needle minder! I'm stitching this one on 32 count Lambswool Jobelan...smooth as silk!
That ends it for this month...Much happy stitching to you!