First, "Sheltering Tree," which has not been an easy stitch for me, in fact I have restarted it twice because I have found myself completely lost and off count, but I am mustering through and learning a lot! I have, however, felt that perhaps this is one WIP that just doesn't want to be stitched. Have you ever had one of those, dear friend?
Second, "My Stitching Sampler," which is coming along fabulously! I am loving this WIP, the different squares and colors are keeping this one far from boring!
I am stitching this one on 28 ct White Monaco using the charted floss and loooooving the colors, as I said. I have also added embellishments from my Mama's sewing supplies as well as from my Great Grandma's sewing machine drawers...notice the hooks above, they are antique that were still on the card, and the buttons as well. I am really excited to finish this very special WIP that is such a combination of old and new. It will be a treasure indeed!
Third is a fun little treat that we found deep in Mama's sewing closet. This is the end result of an applique class that she took many years ago, and which she gave to me to use for the back of one of my cross stitch samplers. I have yet to decide which one as it must be a special one and not just a basic WIP. I considered using it for the back of the "Sewing Sampler," and hanging it Bell Pull style, but I just haven't decided.
Isn't she a cutie? Both Mama and the Sunbonnet Sue gal.
I will keep you posted.
There you have it, dear friend, the updates and progress. As always, thanks for stopping by!