Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Unfinished strawberries

SERIOUSLY...I could not even manage to change the thread color? These are Quaker Medallion Strawberry Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs from the Just Cross stitch magazine Christmas Ornament issue from 2006. Now to get the courage to finish them into strawberries.

Thy Hornbook by Hillside Sampler

This was not a walk in the park, but I can honestly say that I'm so glad I bought this piece and finally dug it back out and completed it. It is a real treasure and the best oldest daughter was pretty impressed with it. It doesn't get better than that!!!!! :)


Finally got this piece I've had finished for ages made into a pincushion. (Bent Creek, with a spin on it as I made mine a bumble).

Saturday, July 09, 2011

1804 Ornament

Kathy Barrick designed this nifty ornament called A York Christmas Ornament since she moved into a house that was built in 1804. I've long been attracted to this ornament and had started it a while ago and never got back to it. Picking it up again was a breeze and the finishing was a joy. 1804 was one incredible year.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4th.... Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begin their historic journey up the Missouri River
the first recorded meteorite fall is Possil Scotland
Alexander Hamilton was shot during a duel with Aaron Burr (he died the next day)
Jefferson defeats Pinckney in the US presidential election
Spain declares war with Britian
world population reaches 1 billion
John Deere was born (think tractors)
a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of Louisiana Territory from France to the US
and haiti gains independence from France.

Blackbird Quaker

I've been working at this one far too long and while I have some rip rip to do, I will get it done eventually because I just love it. I think I may have found the perfect thread for it today.