Saturday, February 05, 2011

Weekend Update

How are y'all doing? What a crazy week for weather, huh? The storm that hit much of the midsection of the country missed us, but it's still a dreary winter day here. Overcast and foggy; temperatures have warmed up a bit, but we're heading for another deep freeze on Monday. Brrr.

On the stitching front - I stitched more on "I Sigh Not for Beauty" last Sunday. It's a large sampler and I'm making slow progress. When the border is done I will post a picture. During the week I was traveling again and took the Shepherd's Bush pendants along with me. The stitching on those is done; I'm going to try to finish them this weekend and then will post a photo.

However I do have a photo to share. On the nights that I was home this week, I worked on the Folk Art Handbook from Hillside Samplings. I completed the stitching this morning and finishing was a snap! (I'm asking myself again - "why didn't I stitch this one sooner?") So without further ado, here's finish #4 on the 2011 Crazy Challenge:



Hillside Samplings - Folk Art Handbook
32 ct linen
Sampler Threads (Black Crow) and DMC

The beautiful hand-painted hornbook is from Liberty Hill. This was a limited edition kit from way back in 2005! First time I've finished a hornbook too!

Thank you all for your comments on my last post. It was great fun finishing off those Lizzie Kate fobs. My daughter and I decided to the drawing the old-fashioned way; we put all the names in a basket and she drew one name. The winner of the four charts is:

Pointed Stitcher

A link to my email address can be found in my profile. Please send me your address and I'll drop the charts in the mail to you next week.

Wherever you call home, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

mainely stitching said...

GREAT finish!!

Winter is wearing a bit on me, too, I must admit.

Margaret said...

Love your finish! I forgot the back of the hornbook is so pretty. I have mine displayed with the stitching showing. lol!

Kath said...

Fabulous finish there Cathy. Oh please give me some of your cool brrr weather?????

Michele said...

Congratulations on your finish - I love that design!

Bertie said...

Gorgeous!! you made a fabulous job of it:))
I finished mine last year, also 5 years late, but better than never.
Have a great weekend.

Beth said...

The hornbook is beautiful. Congratulations on the finish.

We were lucky with the storm too. It went both north and south of us, but all we got was rain. Whew!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your lovely finish. Liberty Hill has such wonderful projects and hand painted goods.

KarenV said...

Beautiful finish Cathy!

Harmien said...

That is a really beautiful finish!!

Sally said...

What a beautiful finish!

Katrina said...

Love it!!!! Now I want to go on a quest to find on but I'd hate to be disappointed :-). Congrats on the finish.

Bekca said...

I love your latest finish and congrats to the winner of your giveaway! Happy stitching.

Karen said...

Love this one! Glad the weather missed you...stay warm.

happy stitching...

Teri said...

Love the hornbook finish! It's a beauty!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful finish!!

valerie said...

Beautiful finish!

Lynn said...

Your hornbook finish is really lovely!
Congrats to the winner of the LK charts!

BrendaS said...

Cathy --
Love your finish. I picked up this same project at Silver Needle last summer and now I may have to go stitch it after seeing yours.

Have a good week and stay warm.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish!! What a wonderful heirloom this will be!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish!! I'm glad to hear that it's easy to finish. I have had the kit since it came out but am daunted by the finishing.

Lisa said...

Wow, your finish is gorgeous, love the hornbook.

Adana said...

Your hornbook is lovely. I have mine about half finished and I'm determined to get it done. The finishing looks tricky but I'll take your word for it and not be intimidated. Great pics.