Monday, April 23, 2012

Strange Days…

I had to barn sit this past weekend and it was very odd not to be stitching on Garden Grew. So instead, I put lots of time into Beacon House. Here are some daily photos from Friday thru Sunday:




I also started Lizzie Kate’s Joy Sampler (because one cannot have too many ornament-of-the-month starts in any given year-even if we’re still on January’s ornament):


This is on  a piece of DMC 28 or 32-ct. linen with the called-for threads.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Let’s Pretend….

shall we? That I haven’t posted in close to 4 weeks?

Here is 2 weeks’ worth of Beacon House:


I added the second little girl and the dog on a sled, plus continued with the alphabet. That was giving me fits 2 weeks  ago- I kept being off and had to unstitch the “n” & “m” 3 times. Then I got to the “p” and said out loud “WTF!”  Deb can verify that fact for you. Out of the entire alphabet, the “p” and the “s” are in blue, not red. It took a minute to realize it wasn’t for the designer’s initials, but for Praiseworthy Stitches. Since both my initials are the same, I went with the chart. The little red rectangle above the sled dog’s nose is the door to the lighthouse. I still have all the snowflakes in the sky to the left of the house to do to be done with the first page. This is a very fun piece to work on. I hope the newly released store chart corrected all the mistakes in the Just Cross Stitch magazine. I’ll be working more on this tomorrow night.