Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A finish and a WIP.

Howdy everyone. Hope everyone had a great weekend. For all my cross stitching buddies out there that are Mothers, I hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day. I had a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon.... stitching, stitching, and stitching. I did get up a few times getting laundry done and to heat up something for supper, but mostly I stitched while watching a season review/marathon of this season's ANTM (America's Next Top Model). I almost finished Little House Needleworks "Schoolgirl Lessons" Sunday night before realizing the time and going to bed. I did finish it last night while stitching at Monday night stitch night at my LNS. Here's a photo:



I also spent time last week and Monday night continuing to work on a needlewrap project for my upcoming trip to England. Here are a couple of photos.

Here's the entire needlewrap:


And a close up of the top half:


The verse is stitched over 1, I finished it last night. The needlewrap was designed by Susan Greening Davis (it's her London trip / stitching adventure I'm going on next month). From her design, above the bottom motif are the words "England Tour", "June 2009" and a line for your name, with a vertically flipped motif over the words. A couple of ladies and I are extending the trip a few days, and going on short side trips to Belgium, Paris, and Scotland, so I want to change that section to include England, Belgium, France, and Scotland. I need to sit with the graphing software and get that plotted out. The inside of the needlewrap gets a lining of black felt and a small zipper pouch Susan included, plus some crocheted holders. Hopefully, I'll have completed photos by end of next week.

I'm off to dixieland band rehearsal soon, need to put on some shoes. Ta for now.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Great finish Chris! :) Love your England project too! :)

Mel said...

Lovely finish! :)

Carolyn NC said...

Yep - maybe I'll get to the needlewrap this week... Love the finish!

Michele said...

wooo hoo! love your finish! and your needlewrap is looking great! what a wonderful keepsake :)

RuthB said...

Sigh -- Still jealous ......