Yeah... another finish! I've been working on this 'Belle & Boo' pattern from the 'Cross Stitcher' magazine (issue 257) since December 2012.
I stitched it for my sister in law's birthday which isn't until July... so I have time to find a frame for it. My sister in law has a huge rabbit, loves leaves and sort of looks like Belle.
I used an 18 count aida cloth which is a little higher count then the sample is stitched on, but I wanted mine to be a little smaller so I can easily find a frame for it.
I love how it turned out, but I'm super excited it's done because there are a lot of other things I want to stitch. Being on a two week break from school and having a Mother's Day stitching retreat at my local quilt shop helped me get 'Pieces of Autumn' finished. Now to go finish up month 6 of Santa's Village.
I didn't think I would be posting so soon after my last post, but I finished 'Promise Me'. I love this saying! I grew up with Winnie the Pooh and he is dear to my heart. This saying is from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh.
I did change the colors and two things in the pattern.(no surprise there)There was a heart in the upper right hand corner and I changed it to a Bee.
I wanted my stitchery too be more 'Winnie the Pooh' like... so I also changed the basket at the bottom to a honey pot with honey running down the sides.
Here is what the pattern from Lizzie * Kate looks like....
Here is my work/sketches trying to figure out how to stitch a bee and honey pot....
So now to find a frame or take it to a framer and have them do it... I'm not sure yet. I do love it and can't wait to hang it on the wall.
Lately I have found so many patterns that I want to stitch. I must stitch faster so I'll have time to stitch everything I want to in this life time. (not possible, I'm sure) ~~~ Here is where I am on my "Promise Me"....
I love the little owl, he reminds me of 'Owl' on Winnie the Pooh.
And here is where I am on Santa's Village....
I had to stitch those reindeer quick because they are so cute. I probably say this every month, but I think this is my favorite month so far.
Another nature shot just because I'm like that. I'm loving my camera and noticing all kinds of creatures lately because of it.
Happy Stitching and Happy Mother's Day!
I just wanted to pop in and show you a little prOgress on "Promise Me". Pattern by Lizzie Kate. I love this saying from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh...
I have about a line and half more of words...then all the other cute things in the pattern.
~~~In VW / family news... my daughter came home for the FIRST Robots Worlds Competition. She had been gone for 5 long days... I don't like when she is away. My husband was able to get the title / tags / insurance on her little beetle he's been restoring for her. So when she came home from Worlds,it was in the yard with a big red bow... ready for her to drive.
She named her beetle "Stitch" because it's her favorite Disney character.
~~~~Playing with my new camera has been so fun...
I've been chasing bees. I've planted some Salvia in hopes that butterflies will come, but none yet. And I've been bird watching a lot.
Santa's Stocking Store is finished just in time to see a picture of the next month's Santa's village... The Reindeer Stable. The reindeer are adorable, you can see a picture of them HERE.
Here is prOgress on 'Promise Me'....
Sorry for the poor photos. (no ironing and poor lighting)
One of my favorite animals is the toad and we happen to find one in our little pond the other night, I am so excited! I hope he stays.
Off to do some more stitching... Have a wonderful week!
I haven't done much stitching because I've been so busy doing other wonderful things. I love April... the weather is always perfect, the flowers are coming out and the birds are everywhere! April 11th started our camping season.... you know I am a happy girl. We camped at EveryBus (63 buses were there) for 4 days.
Blogged on my Campin~Amy Blog.
~ I've been working in my yard / garden, pulling weeds and looking for cute creatures.
I've been playing with my new camera and loving it!
This crazy little rat keeps stealing the bird seed even though I've been putting out corn for him. He is cute though!
~ I've also been working on my Project Life (still loving it) and do some crafting around the house.
Oh and have you seen the new 'Song of the Seasons' 3 Part Mystery Sampler (by Little House Needleworks) that will be coming out in June? I am excited about that... she posted a sneak peek (on facebook) and I spotted some birds. :o)
I went on a stitching retreat last weekend with a lot of my stitching girlfriends. Talk about fun! And we all got a lot of stitching done....
I finally got the binding finished on my campers quilt. It will be going up for raffle to help the Ronald McDonald House.
Here is how far along I got on Santa's Stocking Store.
Continuing with my bird obsession....my sweet robin and goldfinch.
I am so happy Spring has Sprung!!
P.S. ~ Does anyone know where I can get camera strap hardware? :)
I am a wife and mom of 2. I am a nature loving, camp crazy, sewing geek. Hand stitching is my favorite. Camping in our VW bus is our life. Our new adventure is Homeschooling. Warning:( I am more of a 'picture girl' and a horrible writer)