Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Finish!

I'm happy to say that I finished the Pledge Of Allegiance flag that I've been working on. Everyone who sees this thinks that it's some combination of complicated stitches, but it's just good old cross stitch. Well, and some backstitching. But complicated it is not. I'll be keeping this one.

Now I'm on to some Halloween stitching. I don't do a whole lot of Halloween stitching, but I found one with a vintage-looking cat that I couldn't resist. I'll post photos when I get a little more done.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What I've Been Up To, Stitching-Wise

The thing about having a knee injury is that you're limited in the things you can do. Anything that involves going low to the ground or high up isn't going to happen. So there go my plans for straightening out those pesky low chaotic kitchen cabinets or painting the room that we swear was last painted by drunken chimps. No gym time either.

So all of this gave me more time for stitching, which was actually a very good thing. I also started working at The Stitch Store, and that causes, what? Inspiration? Temptation? Yes. Talk about a kid in a candy store. All I know is that I've been doing a lot more stitching lately.

Here's my current project, I Pledge Allegiance, by Bask Designs.

I'm currently working on the last red stripe and then have to stitch the words of the pledge around the flag. Very cool.

And finally, two of my earlier 2010 finishes, Little Ballerinas and Princess Parade by Country Cottage Needleworks. I stitched these
for my nieces' newly redone bedroom.

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More craftiness will be coming soon.