I decided to do a collage of all the stitchy ornaments that hang on my trees. Some I've made and others I've received from exchanges over the years.
I put "stitched by" on all the ones I kept track of. If anyone sees one they did that I didn't put their name to, feel free to let me know.
I finished Purple Garden!! It only took me about 8 weeks, LOL. I really did enjoy stitching it up and "personalizing" it with color changes.
Fabric: 28ct Charles Craft Dusty Rose Monoco
Started: Oct 5, 2011 ~ Finished Dec 9, 2011
Size 14 x 17"
Now to find the perfect frame!
If you're interested in doing a SAL, the designer of Purple Garden is hosting two new ones for 2012. Angie SB has designed Lavender Blue -and- Sweet Flowers. Sign ups end December 15th, so hurry if you want to participate. I'm partial to Sweet Flowers, but I'm going to pass on the SAL since I have a couple of other big projects I want to finish in 2012. Angie's blog is HERE.
I have some progress to show for the Sew A Mystery bonus chart:
Cucki of Cucki's Stitching Cove is hosting a Christmas giveaway. Hop on over to take a gander at her beautiful stitching.
Jennifer at Feathers in the Nest is also hosting a Christmas giveaway. She has a sweet little dog. Click on over to see what it's all about.
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is also having a Christmas giveaway!
Must be the season... Terri at Dixie Samplar is also hosting a Christmas giveaway. ☺
As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I celebrated my 6 year anniversary of blogging. Hard to believe I've been sharing my crazy thoughts with ya'll for that long. Not only that, a lot of you who started reading me at the beginning are still with me today! Currently, I'm up to 310 followers which amazes me, too.
For several months, I thought about what I wanted to do to celebrate my blogversary. Finally, I decided what to do...
Designer: Plum Pudding Needleart
Fabric: 28ct Antique White Linen
I changed the wording to Needles and Pins since I knew I was going to make it into a needlebook. This is the second time I've stitched one of these. I was "smart" this time... I used my cross stitch design program and redesigned it for a needlebook cover.
In the next day or so, this needlebook will be winging it's way to a lucky recipient. Who you ask? Shhh... It's a secret! A secret blogversary giveaway. The lucky stitcher will be announced next week. So stay tuned! (There is a method to my madness)