Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A New Start

Hi, here is my weekly update.  I won't be able to post anything else until the beginnning of July.  Friday I am leaving hubby and our 2 dogs at home and taking the kids to see my family down in Florida.  We just can't wait.  My parents, sister, BIL, and the kids and I are going to Walt Disney World for a combination Father's Day/Birthday (my birthday is June 18th).  My kids have never been and I am so giddy with excitement.  I hope you all have a great 2 weeks.

At any rate, I just started on Yummy from an old Cross-Stitch and Needlework magazine.  It is ice cream and popsicles.  I really think it would look great in my kitchen and make a wonderful companion piece to CCN's Ice Cream chart that I completed a few years ago.  I will frame them both over the summer.

Thanks for reading,
Mary

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2 framed finishes

Well I am so happy to have this finish completed.  I made this for my dad for Father's Day.  He worked for General Foods for 30 years before Kraft took over.  He was a route salesman and delivered Sanka, Yukon and Maxwell House coffee to resturants.  When the company was sold about 15 years ago they decided not to have route salesmen anymore.  Even though my dad has reinvented himself, he will always be the "coffee guy" to me. 

This is from an old leaflet done on 28ct Millennium Blue Cashel linen.  I framed it myself.

In addition, I was able to frame an old finish from 2008.  This is one of my favorites.  It is called Louisana Lighthouse and is from an old issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.  It is stitched on Enchanted Fabrics 28ct Lugana (can't remember color).  I sure do wish she was still in business.  I loved her fabrics.  I did this one for my husband since he is from Louisana.

I have a sweet story to share real quick.  I know as stitchers you will love this.  After I framed this my 5 year old son said, "Mommy, I just love your stitching."  It is just like art. I want you to keep on doing this.  I have to say all my family loves my finishes but he is always quick to make claims.  He wants this one in his room. 

It really made my day.
Mary in NC