Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BBD "Autumn Bouquet" & (re)new stash....

Stitched on Gold 22 ct hardanger over 2

I love this design and the way it turned out. I chose to use DMC instead of the hand-dyed threads and it gave the piece a "stamped" cross stitch look. I had the fabric and loved the color so decided to use it. I have a spot already picked out for it once I get it framed, which could be awhile due to the huge size!

Renewed stash.....

I am on a "stash diet", though I did cheat a couple of weeks by purchasing some back issues of Sampler & Antique Needlework. I decided to look through my SANQ issues, going back to 1999, and found so much I wanted to stitch. Just to share a couple....

This design also has beautiful bellpull using the medallions.

I just love this design but probably won't finish it as a sewing roll.

This just reinforces the fact that I definitely do not need to buy any new stuff and I have way more than I will ever need! I do need to get busy on some exchange stitching as well as my monthly ornaments so these will just have to wait. I have already fallen behind on my ornament stitching and hope to stitch and finish four this month to get back on track.


I have to thank Sue at the Blackbird Designs blog, who gave away this beautiful design, and I was the lucky winner. This definitely will be stitched as soon as I get the fabric needed! If you are big fan of Blackbird Designs, check out her blog and join us! You will definitely see some beautiful finishes.

I did celebrate the 12th anniversary of my 21st birthday this week and had a great one at that! I received some money and hope to buy some fabric/threads I need to get some projects going.

Thanks for looking and happy stitches!


  1. Love your AB - looks so pretty! Nice stash - which one's next?

  2. What a gorgeous finish!!! It is beautiful and you done an amazing job on it! Love the stash!! Congrats on winning that great design!!!

  3. I like to 're-new' my stash sometimes, finding what all you've got in those many mags, books and leaflets is such fun. Love your AB. If you wanted to save the expense of framing you could make it into a lovely table runner (and I have a wonderful antique cherry wood dresser where it would look just fabulous!! LOL)

  4. I love autumn bouquet, I love the colours. i might need to save up for this chart, thanks for enabling me LOL

  5. Karen, I love the autumn finish! So very pretty! Isn't it nice to find such treasures in our own stash!

  6. Congrats on your finish! It's lovely! and big :)

    and congrats on your win .. great chart!

    and Happy Happy Happy Belated Birthday!

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