Thank you for your well wishes on my last post. I did see the chiropractor but I was also sore for 2-3 days afterwards. I'm sure it had something to do with Christmas stress. But I survived and am looking forward to ringing in a new year. Before that happens I want to show you my last two finishes of this year.
We start off with a UFO from over a year ago. This is Spring Song by Blackbird Designs.
This next set is Garland Fair by Blackbird Designs. If you have seen this design you will notice that I made some small modifications.
Even though the design only called for using GA Maple Syrup, you will notice I used other colours as well. For the acorns, I used 1 strand MS and 1 strand (light) GA Burnt Orange. The moon has 1 strand MS and 1 strand GA Wheat Fields. There is also some red using 1 strand MS and 1 strand GA Weathered Barn. The effect I wanted was like doing some colour-washing on a sepia toned photograph. The wording "With Gratitude & Grace" just came to me and I quite like it. I used my family name for the initial.
I've wanted to stitch this oop design for a long time and now that's another one crossed off my list! I want to thank Lynda (no blog) for loaning me this chart!
There are a few things I want to complete before 2013 is over. It may be something superstitious but this has been a tough year and I want to give it a proper farewell and shut the door, and open a new one called 2014 and hope for brighter days. I will be back to post again tomorrow.
Julius says "Mom, tell all the nice people out there that I love that they come visit and that they adore my cuteness!" MMwah!
Will be back tomorrow.