I have several interests to share through this blog including my love of needlework, quilting, cooking, and my pets, Molly and Butterscotch. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with adding to most of these areas over time. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blackbird Design Pieces Finished and Started

I finished this sampler in honor of my maternal grandmother Lilah Hood who passed away in 1975.  It is the "Clara Ellen" design from Blackbird Designs.  I hope you enjoy this.  I am not stitching all 12 in the Anniversary of the the Heart series, just the ones that spoke to me including this one.  I just loved the colors and hope that they show as well in the photo as they do in person. 

I also finished "Land of the Free" from Blackbird Designs that was featured in Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine July 2011 issues.  This was completed in honor of my sweetie, John who is active duty Air Force.  The colors were converted from silks to a combination of WDW and Sampler Threads thanks in part to Joan of The Stitching Squad blog - http://www.stitchingsquad.blogspot.com/

I have also just started Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers "Summer" and have not made it very far yet as you can see,  It is a three part series and I just can't wait to see the whole thing once the other two parts come out over the next few months!  I love these types of mysteries!

Speaking of mysteries, I am also in process of working on "Birds of a Feather" mystery sampler from With Thy Needle and Thread.  I will share photos of this later on.