There was a bit of slow stitching almost every night last week. That's because the Reds were playing and I do enjoy "watching" the game and stitching. Okay, it is more of listening and then watching the replays. Some games were good last week, some not so much. But the stitching was always a winner.
I finished my Song of Spring by Blackbird Designs. This is from The Ladies Prim Society from Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I joined this club after seeing Chris at Tot Hill Farm Stitches working on it and I love it!
Now to make it my own I changed the color of the house to Crescent Colours Queen Bee - I love that yellow. And since I'm moving to a little yellow house this just resonates with me. I changed the colors of the C and N to denote my sons and the F for my last name. I added the date 1953 which is the year my house was built, and it is my birth year - it was a very good year dontcha know! And then I replaced the big bunny with..... wait for it.... a BIG polka dot chicken!!!
The perfect finishing touch. I found this chicken already graphed for me including the polka dots in the book Sampler Workbook by Caroline Vincent. You can see it here on Amazon. Now I have to go and look for some good coupons for the framing. This sampler with a yellow house is one of several I've done (and I will do more) and I'm hoping to have a little display of samplers with yellow houses in my new home.
So with this piece done I started a new project. This one should be a quick stitch. This is Bluebird Sampler by Threadwork Primitives.
I am very impressed with the chart for this piece. It is BIG - a full 8 1/2 x 11 inch page and in color. Very easy to read. I did change the flosses to overdyes from the called for DMC. The blue is Crescent Colours Deep Blue Sea. The green is Dried Thyme, the rose is Antique Rose and the brown is Maple Syrup all by Gentle Arts.
Well the baseball game just started so I'm going park myself in my comfy chair and "watch" the game -- it is starting on a high note with a home run- yeah!