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Posts tagged ‘counted cross stitch’

Sampler progress – June

i have made a bit more progress on my garden sampler, but with the warmer weather upon us less and less time is being dedicated to stitching and more time to outdoor pursuits. Hopefully I will carve out a bit of time in July for a new row start.



Ladybug and Daisy

Just finished a blackwork piece that I have been working on for the couple of months, just in time to start working in the gardens during my free time. I am really happy with the finished product.


This piece and another featuring a hummingbird will be worked into a quilt top.

First project finish for 2017

Just finished my first craft project of the year. This Blackwork project is 160 x 160 on a 14 count lavender fabric. The entire project took about seven weeks to complete.

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Pillows, pillows and more pillows

Now that the cool weather has set in and the vegetable gardens have been put to bed for the season,  I have been having fun designing and quilting pillows. This evening I finished another pillow in the lineup that was a combination of counted cross stitch and, machine piecing and quilting.

quilted tree pillow


For a change I will be keep the piece for myself. Now I just need to get back to the pile of UFOs in my sewing room….

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