Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I Really Do Stitch

I just haven't talked about stitching in a while.  And I should because I'm making great progress on "Red White and Bloom".  I'm running dangerously low on Weeks Dye Works "Moss", but I think I'll have just enough to complete the green sections.  I even counted how many Moss stitches I have left to estimate if I'd have enough.  Have you ever done that?  Or am I the only one?  Is that weird?
This is just a very happy and vibrant design and we're getting into the extra patriotic time of year.  It'll be nice to have this completed.

I've also been working on Prairie Schooler's "Tortoise And The Hare".  What a cute chart.  I love the colors -- greens, browns and a little pink. 
Well you don't see any pink yet, but trust me, it will get there. I'm stitching this one on 18 count over 1. 

So there you have it.  Proof that I actually spend some time with the fabric, thread and needle. 

Today is probably one of the first really beautiful days of this spring, pollen or no pollen.  Everything is starting to green up and there is a lot of color blooming.  In our back yard we have a Yorkshire Rose Cherry tree, which is at the peak of blooming right now.  Thank you to Linda at Cross'N My Stitches for helping me to identify this lovely tree.
Phlox is in full bloom.

Yorkshire Rose Cherry Tree
Enjoy your spring day and check back here often.  There will be a another giveaway coming up soon!   And welcome new followers!


  1. Great progress on both pieces Cathy. I have them both in my stash.


  2. Everything is so pretty including the flowers! Love the chart and so appreciate the aida! Thanks again!

  3. Your stitching is beautiful! I really love Tortoise and the Hare, and yes, when I am running low on a certain color I start counting stitches too :)


  4. Your ted, white, and blue is lovely. I just love the colors.

  5. Beautiful stitching! And lovely flowers
    Have a good day

  6. Red, White, and Bloom is so pretty! I don't think it's weird at all to count your stitches when you're running low on floss. I hope you have enough! I can't wait to see more of the Tortoise and the Hare. It looks so cute already!