Quick Finish: Bless Our Home

First I must say how grateful I am to each of you who left me a kind comment on the BD Sunflower House finish. You have really blessed me with your enthusiastic compliments - thank you!

Whilst stitching on Quaker Garden, which is progressing although much slower than I had intended, I swapped it out with a Lizzie Kate snippet when I wanted something else to do. This is called "Bless our Home" and I have a nice frame for it already.
I used a tan 28 ct. linen and the Weeks threads. The blue color, "cadet," is a really nice aqua blue with some lovely variation.

I also wanted to share some recent stash therapy acquired from the always wonderful Mary Kathryn at eHandcrafts online. I ordered Praire Schooler's new "Autumn Leaves," which I adore, plus the recommended 32 ct. Lambswool and DMC threads, some 18 ct. Summer Khaki aida for Praire Santas, 32 ct. Lugana in Moss Green for an ornament exchange on my Yahoo! Praire Schooler group, and the automatic Little House Needleworks Thread Pack for September, "Berries." Also a beautiful skein of The Thread Gatherer's Silk 'n Colors "In the Burgundy". I am so pleased with Mary Kathryn's service and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a reliable online shop!

UPDATE: here is a picture of Bless Our Home framed in a 5 x 7 inch frame (pardon the yucky flash):

and on my poetry bookshelf:

Finished Sunflower House/QG Start!

At last I have put the final stitches into Blackbird Design's Sunflower House (Loose Feathers #9). It is stitched with the recommended fibers and fabric (R&R 28 ct. Friendship Blue with GAST). I really enjoyed this summer project. I am trying to decide if I should put it away until we can spring for professional framing or if I should look for a suitable cheaper frame... not sure what I'll choose!

But now I shall be able to turn to another, more recent BD design, the Quaker Garden SAL with Karen and friends. I am hoping I can work in a focused way on QG and get it stiched this week. I'm already having fun with the simplicity of design and muted color palate.