Two Prairie Schooler Seasons

First, let me say a big thank you to all of you for your wonderful comments on Sweet Valentine. I so appreciate your taking the time to let me know you stopped by. And I promise to show you my actual finishing of the pinkeep when I manage to get to it!

Last evening (in front of the Oscars) I put the final stitches into my modified Winter Wind, and a few days ago I finished up my long work in progress, Autumn Leaves, both from Prairie Schooler. I hope to finish both of these as flat folds, as they are seasonal and can be stored away easily when not in season. Of course now I must also stitch the new Spring and Summer samplers-- good thing I'm fond of both designs!

We had a snow storm last night, and everything was blanketed in beautiful white. Perfect weather for stitching on a winter sampler.

I made a little signature line with the sampler's alphabet stitching one over one and love the way it looks. Hope you are all having a great Monday!

Sweet Valentine

Here is my version of a delightful little freebie courtesy of Deborah of Midsummer Night Designs, stitched up in one night:

Sweet as the Flower Freebie
18 ct. Aida, Rue Green

WDW Cadet
WDW Red Pear
DMC 840

I am going to finish as a pinkeep with the backing fabric pictured here:

Thanks, Deborah! I am so glad I discovered your designs and can't wait to get stiching on a few!

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Thanks, Susie!

my Finishing on "Apples"

Thank you all for your nice comments on my little Apples finish! Such a nice encouragment to me. Here is how I decided to finish it, as a quick "no-sew cube" with ribbon and fabric backing.

This is a very speedy and economical way to make up a quick finish... the 4x4x2 styrofoam cube it is placed on was $1.49 at my Michael's and just the right size.

Cheerful Apples

Say hello to "Apples." It is the first of the LHN/CCthread packs I have stitched and I just love the bright primary colors. I was intending to finish it as a pinkeep but now I think I may do a little cube-it type box with a pretty ribbon on top. I was planning to stitch on Winter Wind all weekend but I spontaneously grabbed this instead... I think I needed some spring color!

This was stitched on a piece of scrap linen of unknown origen - I think it is smaller than 28 ct., probably 32 ct.