This is a small Lizzie Kate design that came with mint green linen. I added the DMC floss.
I found this beautiful pink and glittery trim at Joanne Fabrics and knew it would be perfect for this finish!!
This next finish is a free pattern of the month from Stoney Creek. I received it as a gift from the cross stitching retreat I went to with the ladies from Black Cat Stitchery. I decided to do a pillow finish just using my imagination and a little rick rack. I think it is darling. My friend will love this little gift I will be giving her for Easter!!
This pretty pillow is a SamSarah design from Just Cross Stitch January issue. I made it on a sparkly pink piece of evenweave , using DMC and finished it into a pillow with pretty pastel material and a piece of lace trim.
Lastly, I finished this little cutie in a day. It is a Lizzie Kate design that came with the linen and beads and little heart charm. I again finished it using the Twisted Stitcher, Vonna Pfeiffer's tutorial on shaped ornament finish. I finished it with brown fabric on the back and the glittery green trim to give it a little glitz.
Look what the Easter Bunny brought....a new Whirlpool range!! Ours when on the blink last week and we had to make an emergency trip to Home Depot.
I am so pleased to announce that my 14 year old daughter Katie has become a cross stitcher and really enjoys it too. It has been a dream and hope of mine that my only daughter would come to love cross stitching as much as I do. This week was her spring break when she approached me saying , "I guess I will give it a try". That was all I needed to hear. I immediately set her up with a project bag and scissors. I had her go through my stash to pick out her first project and set her up with DMC. She picked "Floral Monograms" by Cross My Heart. I had some aida on hand....actually a hopscotch piece that will lend itself nicely into a pillow finish. She is now addicted and I couldn't be more pleased. I think I see some Mother/Daughter cross stitching retreats somewhere down the line!! (also a good friend of mine also started cross stitching after a quick lesson from me....she is now working on a bookmark...I couldn't be more thrilled)