Sunday, June 10, 2012

Salute to America

I knew the moment I saw this chart released a couple weeks ago, that I HAD to stitch it. So, my parents picked it up for me & as soon as I saw them, I got it from them.
It is called Salute to America by Pickle Barrel Designs.
It is stitched on 28 ct. parchment batik lugana by Youthful Hands Needle Crafts.
The pattern came with Sullivan's Floss, which I have never used before.
It also came with a substitute alphabet chart, so you could make changes, which I did. The bottom line on the pattern said "My Love" but I wanted it to say son, since it is going to be a gift for my son, who serves our country in the Army. He will be deploying again, so I wanted to make something for him.
I have been watching the birds all weekend while I have stitched....yes, I stitched this all this weekend, with the exception of the words My Soldier.

I have Baltimore Orioles but I have seen some 'new to me' type birds. I am almost certain they are Orchard neat to see so many creatures at my feeders!
Have a great week!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

mail art received

I received my mailart today....
Vicky stitched a cute little bunny on a real pretty green fabric. Actually, 2 bunnies!!! One on the front & one on the back...there are also some pretty little flowers on the back. She included some floss inside for my stitching pleasures!
I have promised a few people I would post some of my bird & flower pictures from my yard. This post will be picture heavy & word light!!!
back of mailart with contents

front of mail art with names covered for identity protection

back with inside fabric shown

my cactus in bloom

bluebird on clothesline

hummingbird taken thru the screen

female oriole, taken thru the screen

male oriole, taken thru the screen

male & female, taken thru screen


wild daisies

more columbine

Have a great week.....I haven't had much stitching time since my finish the other day, but I have started a new project that will be for my son, before he deploys....stay tuned for it!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Come Sail Away

As I typed the title for this post, I can't help but sing the song by that title in my mind...
ok, I am dating myself with that statement, but that song was a favorite way back when!!!
The little piece I am showcasing today is the freebie chart that my LNS just knew I would love. They were right...I enjoyed each & every X & I am sure I will stitch it a few more times.
It is called Sailing Alphabet" and it is by JBW Designs. It is stitched on an ornament cut of 28 ct. Morning Sun lugana from Sassy's Fabby's. The floss I used it Blue 108 from Victorian Motto Sampler.
I filled the little pillow with crushed walnut shells. I have shown the piece, laying on the fabric that I backed it with.
I have another 'new' project I want to work on, before going back to some of my WIP's....
have a wonderful weekend & thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of blogland.