Good morning! It's end of March and end of the first quarter of 2014! I am looking forward to some nicer weather in April to really get into some serious gardening!
So, finally, it's the last part of showing you the Smalls that I had finished. I think you must be sick of them! ;-) But this contains some of my favourite pieces. Here we go.
We start with a sweet little red bird from Pin Pokes by Homespun Elegance. I am sure I will be stitching this one again!
This next one is a freebie from the Primitive Hare. Love the design! I tried doing the buttonhole stitch - didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped but I kept saying to myself "it's the prim look!"
Here it is with the backing fabric which I used for the little red bird design too.
The next two finishes come from one design, "Key to my heart" by Pineberry Lane. I split the design into two to make smalls and I modified the design slightly to suit myself. I love Wendy's designs and want to stitch more of them this year!
Here's a peek at the background fabric. I wanted that large rose right smack dab in the middle of the back, and I got it.
You can see this design has benefited from the scissors in the Pin Pokes design. I was inspired by Wendy's design here. I love the linen I used - a remnant I picked up years ago called Americana. I hope I can find another piece somewhere online. It's a lovely blue-grey colour.
I had so much fun with the smalls. I have since stitched a few more but I will wait till I have finished them to show you.
In the meantime I have just received my order of The Seven Sheep Sampler by The Scarlett House. I'm so glad I ordered this new release when I did instead of waiting till my birthday as it probably took a month. Now this will be my birthday stitch. It's a BIG one so it will take me many weeks, I'm sure. I am tweaking the floss a bit because I am using a piece of linen from my stash. I should have some photos on my next post. It's kind of crazy, I've gone from stitching smalls, to probably the biggest stitch (292 x 388) I've tackled yet!
Till next time...Happy Stitching! Thanks for stopping by!