good morning and happy monday!
tonight is the alabama / lsu game so you can imagine how crazy it is today! at the risk of getting caught in traffic, i took the streetcar to work. we live right on the carrollton streetcar line so it was a nice and relaxing ride! my favorite part of riding the streetcar is eavesdropping on random tourists' conversations...heehee
i have some finishes to present, so let's get right down to it. the first is the family sampler by the amazing diane williams of little house needleworks. this was a christmas / 30th anniversary gift for my parents and depicts our nuclear family. it was a little bittersweet working on such a large (and beautiful) project only to give it away, but i know that it will be a cherished family heirloom that my mom will treasure.
i made mental notes for the future, like what areas to do first, or how many skeins of thread i actually need. next time i will do the border first! i saved the border for last on my mom's, and i was miserable for about 3 weeks! i was in strawberry vine inception.
completed: november 6, 2011
my new start is "beach cottage" by country cottage needleworks. i love nikki's soft colors and the shabby chic quality of all her pieces. this is a quick stitch (compared to my last cross-stitch piece!) and i am loving all the beautiful overdyed threads. i'm stitching this on the fabric and threads as called for, except i converted some of the dmc to crescent colours. excuse the crappy photo!